Florida Scarlet Snake

 

One of the two mimics (along with the Scarlet King Snake) of the poisonous Coral Snake, its red snout makes this non-poisonous snake easy to identify. The Scarlet Snake has bands of color (note that the red bands touch the black bands) that do not encircle the body. This is a docile snake that likes to burrow in leaf piles and under logs. In decline due to habitat loss and over collecting.

Latin Name: Cemophora Coccinea

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak hammock

Diet: Reptile eggs, Rodents, Lizards