This species is found in Texas and through many northeastern states of Mexico.
The Schott’s whipsnake is diurnal and inhabits brushy thornscrub, mesquite lowlands, Gulf coastal plain and river valleys. It feeds on small birds, lizards, frogs and mice. The females lay 3-12 eggs in May and June with young ones emerging in August.
The Schott’s whipsnake has a dorsal coloration that ranges from blue-gray, olive to greenish-gray. The color of its belly is variable, the chin is generally white and the ventral scales are bluish-gray striped. The dorsal scales are smooth appearing in 15 rows at mid-body. The underside of the belly is usually red or yellow.
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