Eastern Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum (non-venomous)

Eastern Coachwhips are among the longest snakes in the United States with some reaching over 8 feet in length. As their name suggests, this snake resembles an old-timey whip of the days of stagecoaches. These snakes have a uniformly black head that fades to white or cream giving the tail the appearance of a braided whip. These fast, active hunters are active during the day, and like Black Racers, are often seen crossing roads during Florida’s warmer months, particularly in sandy regions including coastal dunes and barrier islands.

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