The Coral Snake
these snakes can be found all over the world…and in the united states are found in the south eastern region.
these snakes are venomous but there are many other snakes that copy this snakes look to trick predators as their defense mechanism. and some of you may have heard ‘red over black, ok jack. red over yellow may kill a fellow…
this saying only applies to the United State’s coral snakes…other coral snakes often have different bands and may not have any bands at all, so depending on what part of the world you’re in be sure to know what is or is not a coral snake.
these snakes are very illusive, they often hid under the leaf litter and only come out when it rains.
They feed on smaller snakes, lizards, frogs, and nestling birds and rodents etc. The venom takes time to fully take effect… Coral snakes are not aggressive or prone to biting however, and account for less than one percent of the number of snake bites each year in the United States. Most coral snake bites in the United States are legitimate occurring because of accidental contact with the snake while engaged in an outdoor activity such as gardening.