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Scarlet Snake

Cemophora coccinea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

This species is fairly common in pine forest and sandhill areas.

Notes:

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.

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11 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats LD50, this great spotting was one of the stars in our snake quiz yesterday! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

You take excellent photos all your spottings are great please add more! :)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Stunning! wow, look at that red!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Nice!! Series::

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 8 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Great Spotting!

KyleBergstedt
KyleBergstedt 8 years ago

Awesome!

LD50 Photography
LD50 Photography 8 years ago

nope

bryce
bryce 8 years ago

Is this Venemous ?

Very pretty snake, nicely photographed.

GregRobinson
GregRobinson 8 years ago

Gorgeous find!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Very nice series!

LD50 Photography
Spotted by
LD50 Photography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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