Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the coachwhip!🐍
This diurnal critter actively hunts lizards, small birds, and rodents. They subdue their prey by grasping and holding them with their jars and do not use constriction. The coachwhip is very fast, moving at 4 miles per hour. Most encounters with this snake are brief, once the snake is startled it will quickly slither away. Although coachwhips are usually nonaggressive and do not produce venom, we recommend you safely enjoy wildlife at a distance to observe this critter.