Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.
Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at mdc.mo.gov/events.
This snake can grow up to 60 inches long, and it lashes like a whip when caught. It might as well be called greased lightning because that’s how fast it is. Once it was believed the coachwhip could chase and whip people. But that’s a myth. It pursues prey like mice, lizards, and small snakes. In Missouri, it lives in dry, rocky landscapes in the southern half of the state. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/field-guide.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill