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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:

Under a rock

Notes:

In shed

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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Lucky! Such pretty snakes

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 9 years ago

We found 4 of these which is crazy :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Hate you for this! This and Mud Snake are my two goals for this summer, hope I can get at least one of them :)

JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

Florida, USA

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

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