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Scarlet snakes are a small fossorial species. Often confused with scarlet kingsnakes and the highly toxic coral snake, C. coccinea is a harmless species that will rarely bite. Scarlet snakes are specialized eaters with a diet of reptile eggs, other snakes, small insects, lizards and frogs.
This species is fairly common in pine forest and sandhill areas.
These are odd little snakes, they'll buzz their tail like a lot of the other native non-venomous species do. They're very shy snakes that are very quick to get under cover.
Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012
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