At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

Red Racer
(Coastwhip subspecies)

Coluber flagellum piceus

Squamata: Colubridae

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Dark mottled head and neck, rosy brown mid-section. ~ 5 feet long. At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

Golden tan section with "braided" scales extending to the tail. At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

Habitat. At Concordia University, Irvine. 4/26/2014. Photo © Sofia Speakman

Ladera Ranch, Orange County, CA. 4/5/2014. Photo by Steve Bledsoe

Ladera Ranch, Orange County, CA. 4/13/2013. Photo by Steve Bledsoe

Ladera Ranch, Orange County, CA. 4/5/2014. Photo by Steve Bledsoe