Northern Coral Snake
Coral Snakes are beautiful, highly venomous, medium-sized (20 to 35 inches) snakes. Their patterning and coloration consists of bands of dark-red, yellow, and black. Non venomous mexican milk snakes, scarlet snakes, and scarlet king snakes mimic the coral snakes color. Coral snakes have red bands next to yellow bands while the other three have red bands that only touch black.
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Rarely of 2 feet
South eastern US and mexico
Lizards and small snakes.
5-7 eggs are laid which hatch 60 days later.
Relationship with Humans
Coral snakes are the only snake in Florida whose venom is neurotoxic, or paralyzing. All other venomous snakes in Florida are hemotoxic, attacking tissue. Coral snake fangs are found in the back of the mouth so they cannot generally inject venom with a fast bite. Because of their color and small size, coral snakes more often bite women and children who mistake them for a beaded necklace.