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Posted by Spawn on September 08, 1999 at 16:23:44:
In Reply to: Re: Red Phase Western Coachwhip posted by Jean Lobel on September 07, 1999 at 19:00:33:
: I have always been interested in Coachwhips and Black racers, but they are so fast and hard to catch. Here in South Alabama close to the Florida line there is a lot of cover vegetation,and if you see one streaking across the road they are gone to cover before you can catch them.I always had better luck catching Rat snakes. What size cage did you put the Coachwhip in?
: So much has been said about racer's fit-throwing,and constant habit of roaming that I was discouraged about keeping one.With more forum support maybe I will try it.To me they are among the most beautiful and graceful snakes.In the Spring I see them flirting each other around the yard(I live in the woods)and they are so extremely fast chasing each other.I wish somebody would post care sheets for both species.
: Good luck,
I have found that Racers and Coachwhips are easiest to catch in the early morning while they are still in hiding under tin, plywood or cardboard. Once they wake up and begin basking, they are quick and hard to catch.
I have noticed that they love to lay their eggs in old piles of carpet where the humidity is just right. If you find a clutch of eggs then you can start the babies out the way you want them.
After a while there should be lots of good info on this forum about these interesting, diurnal serpents. Have a Great Day!!!