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Eastern Coral Snake

Micrurus fulvius

Description:

Average adult size is 20-30 inches (51-76 cm), record is 47.5 inches (121 cm). Body ringed with black, yellow, and red; narrow yellow rings separate the wider red and black rings. The rings continue around the belly of the snake. From tip of snout to just behind the eye the head is black, followed by a wide yellow ring. The tail is black and yellow, without any red rings. The red rings usually contain black flecks and spots. The scales are smooth. The pupil is round. The color pattern of the young is the same as the adults.

Habitat:

Flatwoods

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5 Comments

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 8 years ago

kill a fellow

suzmonk
suzmonk 8 years ago

Red touch yellow ...

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 8 years ago

I wish I found them more often as well! They are always so random

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Love corals, wish I could find them more :)

Beautiful !

JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

DeBary, Florida, United States

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Aug 6, 2013

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