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Schott's Whipsnake (Masticophis schotti schotti)
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SCHOTT'S WHIPSNAKE FACTSDescription
Schott's Whipsnake is blue-gray (sometimes greenish) with two white lines running along the sides from the back of the head to half way down the body. One stripe is high on the side and the other is just above the belly. It is a diurnal snake that can move rapidly.
length 100cm - 170cm
dry grassland and shrubby desert flatlands. Shelters under rocky ledges or in mammal burrows during the heat of the day.
Lizards, small mammals, smaller snakes
Southern Texas except for the extreme southern counties. ( Another subspecies, Ruthven's Whipsnake (M. s. ruthveni), is found in the far southern counties of Texas and into Mexico).
Relatives in same Genus
Red Coachwhip (M. flagellum piceus)
Western Coachwhip (M. flagellum testaceus)