Eastern Coral Snake

 

Of the three snakes in our area with the same bright warning coloration, it is the Coral Snake that is the only poisonous species. Touching red and yellow bands of color and a distinctive black snout make this snake easy to identify. A shy and typically non-aggressive snake, the Coral Snake moves about under the surface in search of prey. Fangs fixed in place inject a powerful neurotoxin that attacks the nervous system of its prey, resulting in paralysis or suffocation.

Latin Name: Micrurus Fulvius

Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: Lizards, Small Snakes, Invertebrates

Species Alert! Poisonous