coachwhip snake

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Noun1.Coachwhip snake - a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexicocoachwhip snake - a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
whip snake, whipsnake, whip-snake - any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tails
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Kevin van Doorn, PhD, and Professor Jacob Sivak, from the Faculty of Science, found that the coachwhip snake's visual blood flow patterns change depending on what's in its environment.
When Silvester goes to the farm to see what home improvements are needed, he is confronted by a large coachwhip snake, "its eyes on him, its tongue flicking in and out as though attempting speech, and not staring in fear either but as if watching an intruder." It is this scene which defines the book's title.
Thus, while speckled kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki), eastern hognosed snakes (Heterodon platyrhinos), western slender glass lizards (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus), eastern coachwhip snakes, blotched watersnakes, western ribbon snakes (Thamnophis proximus proximus), Texas garter snakes and southern copperheads were observed during this study, there are no official records for these species in Delta County (based on Dixon 1987 and distribution records cited in Herpetological Review from 1985 to 1998).