decurttus) that live in sandy deserts and are also burrowers, as well as diurnal snakes such as the swift-moving Masticophis flagellum, a coachwhip
snake, or Arizona elegans, the shiny snake.
These species were Bufo quercicus (oak toad), Bufo terrestris (southern toad), Gastrophryne carolinensis (narrow-mouth toad), Gopherus polyphemus (gopher tortoise), Anolis carolinensis (green anole), Cnemidophorus sexlineatus (six-lined racerunner), Eumeces egregius (mole skink), Eumeces inexpectatus (southeastern five-lined skink), Neoseps reynoldsi (sand skink), Sceloporus woodi (Florida scrub lizard), Cemophora coccinea (Florida scarlet snake), Coluber constrictor (southern black racer), Masticophis flagellum (eastern coachwhip
), Tantilla relicta (crowned snake), Aphelocoma coerulescens (Florida Scrub Jay), Cryptotis parva (least shrew), Peromyscus polionotus (oldfield mouse), and Podomys fioridanus (Florida mouse).
When Silvester goes to the farm to see what home improvements are needed, he is confronted by a large coachwhip
snake, "its eyes on him, its tongue flicking in and out as though attempting speech, and not staring in fear either but as if watching an intruder." It is this scene which defines the book's title.
The native predators of the eastern diamondback are other snakes (eastern indigo, coachwhip
, kingsnake, black racer), hawks and owls.
8 Daddy's Boo Emigh/Rivelli 5-2 2nd this last year 3 La Force (GER) Valdivia/Gallagher 9-5 Been meeting tougher 2 Snuck Out Doyle/Oliver 15-1 She should love 1 1-8 5 Na Pali Spirit Murrill/Correas 8-1 Can get close late 1 Mo's M V P JCampbell/MCampbell 12-1 Has win at distance 6 Coachwhip
Baze/Sisterson 9-2 Probably presses pace 10 Tough Irma Sanjur/Contreras 20-1 Mostly sprints; interesting 9 Youngest Daughter Kennedy/Oliver 15-1 Might press early pace 7 Oh So Terrible Felix/Ross 20-1 Recent form says no 4 Strawberry Tequila Burke/Corrigan 20-1 Looks in too tough 9.
O'Connor (2003) documented a much higher diversity of snakes with seven total species including large species such as the bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer), coachwhip
(Masticophis flagellum), and western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
The most common snakes include the coachwhip
snake Masticophis flagellum and different types of rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus, C.