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Two wild Coachwhips (aka Red Racers, or Red Coachwhips; scientific name: Masticophis flagellum piceus) mating. Filmed recently by a neighbor friend here in Joshua Tree; shared with his permission. More info on this animal:

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Snake in the post office

Yesterday’s mid-day rainstorm caused all sorts of upset in the natural world. Photographer (and neighbor) Angela de la Agua saw the junior coachwhip pictured above roaming the halls of the Joshua Tree post office this morning. (The animal was escorted … Continue reading

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Nest decor / flowers for a lost hatchling

Two weeks ago this communally operated House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) nest in our front porch lamp was brazenly assaulted in broad daylight by Mr. Pink, the local red racer coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum piceus) snake. He got one hatchling after climbing … Continue reading

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Coachwhip in the creosote

A red racer coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum piceus), also known as a Red Racer, amongst the branches of a creosote bush between our house and cabin… If you’re having trouble spotting the animal…

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