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WESTERN COACHWHIP
Masticophis flagellum testaceus


Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus Masticophis flagellum testaceus from Terrell Co., Texas feeding
on a rabbit                                                 Photo by Bert Wycoff
Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus Masticophis flagellum testaceus from Val Verde County,  Texas
                                                              Photo by Rob Klockman


Distribution:  In our region, Masticophis flagellum testaceus occurs throughout the western ¾ of Texas and the eastern half of New Mexico. Along the eastern edge of its range, it intergrades with the Eastern Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum flagellum}.

Legal Status:  This species has no protected status within our region.




Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus Masticophis  flagellum  testaceus  from  Terrell  County,    Texas
                                                                Photo by Rusty Dodson
Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus Masticophis flagellum testaceus  from Val Verde County,  Texas
                                                                 Photo by Nathan Wells

Masticophis flagellum testaceus feeding on a Sceloporus in Wilson County, Tx. Masticophis  flagellum  testaceus  feeding  on  a  Sceloporus  in
Wilson County, Texas                           Photo by Karen Kuplack
Habitat of Masticophis flagellum testaceus at Seminole Canyon in Val Verde County, Texas Habitat of Masticophis flagellum testaceus  at Seminole Canyon
in Val Verde County, Texas                      Photo by Nathan Wells





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