coachwhip coachwhip

Definition(s):

  1. (n) desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
  2. (n) a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip

News

  • Snakes Control Blood Flow to Boost Vision

    At least for one snake species, when the slitherer feels threatened, it controls the blood flow to its eyes to ensure that its sight is unobstructed, a new study found. The research focused on the coachwhip snake (Masticophis flagellum), a thin, nonvenomous species that is found across the United States and Mexico and can range in color from brown to pink. While examining the eye of a coachwhip ...
    on November 11, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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