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Northern Scarlet Snake

Cemophora coccinea copei

Description:

Non-Venomous-Average adult size is 14-20 inches (36-51 cm), record is 32.5 inches (82.8 cm). Adult color is a whitish-gray dorsal ground color with red blotches bordered by black. The head is red with a distinct light colored band just behind the eyes. The belly pattern is uniformly whitish-gray. The scales are smooth., and there are 19 dorsal scale rows at midbody. There are 7 scales on the upper lip, and the pupil is round. Juvenile color is like that of adults.

Habitat:

Bluffs

Notes:

Found night walking

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JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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