Masticophis flagellum flagellum
Elk Co., Kansas. April 24, 2010.
I’ve seen a number of eastern coachwhips over the years – on roads and along roadsides, some alive, and some dead. By the time I could stop the car and get out, the live ones were long gone. I hadn’t gotten my hands on a live one until a 2010 visit to Kansas. This snake was found under a large rock on the top of an open hill.
HerpMapper records for this species are here.