Micrurus  fulvius  fulvius
  • In the family of Elapidae, along with the cobras, mambas, tiger snakes and kraits.
  • Average size:  20-30 inches; Record 47.5 inches.  Young are 7-9 inches at birth.
  • Range:  Throughout Florida, and the upper Keys.
  • Diet:  Mainly reptiles.  Lizards and snakes.  
  • Status:  Common in most areas of the state and in a variety of habitat, but are very secretive and seldom
  • Similar species:  The Scarlet Kingsnake and the Scarlet Snake.  Please note the 2 warning colors, RED and
    YELLOW, touch each other and the nose is black on the Coral Snake.

Eastern Coral Snake
Florida Backyard Snakes
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