Coachwhip Snake removal & Control
Coachwhip snake removal and control is a common call all snake removal professionals in the southeast get almost on a daily bases. Coachwhip snakes are the only snakes in the southeast that are solid black on the top of their body and tan on the underbelly of the snake.
Coachwhip snakes have very large eyes in relation to its head size and their tail resembles a whip end, hence the name "coachwhip" in some parts of the south the coachwhip is also called a whip snake.
What do coachwhip snakes look like?
Coachwhip snakes look very similar to black racer snakes, in fact they are very hard to tell apart until you see the underbelly of the snake. This is impossible most of the time, as the snakes travel with their underbelly to the ground.
Baby coachwhip snakes look very similar to baby black racers, they have brownish irregular bands that flow along the entire length of the snake, these bands will disappear as the snake gets older and larger.
Where is the coach whip found?
Coachwhips snakes are found in most of the south east part of the United States. They are found in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and parts of Mississippi. They are typically found in brushy areas, Pine forests and open field areas. These snakes are often found near sub-divisions on the outskirts of larger cities. Simply because this is where developers will build houses, when a builder erects a house in a native habitat of a coachwhip snake, then of course you’re going to see them.
I have seen a coachwhip snake, what do I do?
Coach whip snakes can and will be very aggressive, they are very fast and will attempt to flee from you, however if you try to run down the snake or if the snake is in a corner, it will attack you. Coachwhip snakes are one of the most aggressive non venomous snakes in the south. Coachwhip are very aggressive at catching food and will climb trees and go into animal burrows to get its good, the most common food source for a coachwhip snake is moles, voles, insects, small birds and baby rabbits. In some areas they will also eat other reptiles if other food sources are unavailable.
I have a coachwhip around my house, Im scared
Coach whip removal is a pretty common call for wildlife removal companys in the south, these snakes are fairly easy to find and the proper equipment should be used in order to handle coachwhips, equipment such as snake tongs, and the proper protective clothing is at the minimum f what you need, as started earlier in this article, the snakes are very aggressive and will bite. To find a professional snake removal company in your area either click on the state that best represents your location or use the navigation on the left hand side of this page to find a coachwhip removal professional in your area.