Any of a number of slender fast-moving snakes which often feed on lizards and catch their prey by pursuing it.
- ‘The only snakes I have come across in any number are whip snakes in the long grass by the roads.’
- ‘While there I learned that a species of whip snake had been caught and brought in by a customer.’
- ‘The black whip snake, Demansia atra (family Elapidae), is an olive-brown snake, varying in colour from quite light to very dark (almost black).’
- ‘The two native Glass Lizards of Kerkyra occur often together with whip snakes all over the island.’
- ‘Whilst it can reach over a metre in length, most whip snakes are smaller than this.’
whip snake/ˈ(h)wip ˌsnāk/
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