I've seen captive coral snakes many times, but I've only seen one wild one, which I caught and immediately released. Although coral snakes are very passive and highly unlikely to bite, I would never recommend anyone who isn't experienced in handling venomous snakes to ever attempt it.
Florida Forget the sayings if it has a black nose it is a coral snake! I've only seen people get confused with the saying in the heat of the moment and just killing a non venomous instead. No snake was harmed in the making of this picture, He went on his way and my puppy and me went on ours!
Micrurus fulvius is a venomous elapid snake found in the southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. It should not be confused with the scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea) or scarlet kingsnake (Lampropeltis elapsoides), which are harmless mimics. No subspecies are currently recognized.