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- Borrego Linda
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This guy (or gal) came through our campsite at Oak Grove last week. The Oak Grove in San Diego County. It was fast and shook it's tail like a rattler to warn my husband off when it got tired of getting picture taken! We know it's not a rattler though! Think it's a friendly snake from the shape of it's head.
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Otherwise known as a Western Coachwhip (red phase). The latin name has for years been Masticophis flagellum pisceus, but I think that Trad is correct in calling it Coluber as I believe the taxonomists have changed it. These snakes are not venomous but they are very pissy, I think that's where the word "pisceus" comes from.
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