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A mimic of the eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius), scarlet kingsnakes typically have alternating bands of red, black, and yellow in which red touches black but not yellow (in eastern coral snakes red touches yellow but not black.
Pine flatwoods, wet prairie hammocks. In or near pine woods beneath logs and stumps; also in coastal plains.
Spotted in the oldest longleaf growth forest within the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center of Conecuh National Forest, AL. Was spotted curled up in a tree snag a few feet above the ground. Habitat is burned regularly and the understory is managed for the historic wiregrass community of the longleaf pine ecosystem.
Spotted on Oct 28, 2015
Submitted on Dec 12, 2015
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