: Here are a couple of (lousy) shots of the black Eastern Coachwhip I caught here in SE TX a couple of weeks ago. It shed, but still has a few scars. The white spaces between the scales are the result of the 5 hoppers he ate yesterday (he took the first one alive, but after watching that struggle I decided to prekill the others. He ate them all readily.)
: Sorry about the terrible shots, but this snake hasn't ever heard that old phrase about not biting the face that feeds you!
: He is basically a 4 foot jet black snake, except for the last 2-3 inches of his tail which is a pinkish tan.