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Average adult size is 14-20 inches (35.5-50.8 cm), record is 27 inches (68.5 cm). Adults are tricolored, displaying red, black, and yellow rings that encircle the entire body. Both the red and yellow rings are surrounded by black rings, thus the red and yellow rings do not touch. The snout is red. The belly pattern is the same as the dorsal color - red, black, and yellow. The scales are smooth, and there are 19 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juvenile colors are like those of adults, but the yellow rings may be white.
Spotted on Apr 6, 2014
Submitted on Jun 7, 2014