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  • Spanish
    • Serpiente coralillo del noreste
  • Scientific Names
    • Micrurus fulvius
    • Coluber fulvius
    • Elaps fulvius
    • Micrurus fulvius barbouri
    • Micrurus fulvius fulvius
  • English
    • Eastern Coral Snake
    • Harlequin Coralsnake
  • German
    • Harlekin-Korallennatter

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Date

October 25, 2016 07:14 PM EDT

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

knitosophy

Date

October 2, 2016 05:00 PM CDT

Description

Found crossing a dirt road at 8:00 PM

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

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peachjs

Date

October 2, 2016 05:10 PM EDT

Description

Found in backyard pool

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

hayfordpd

Date

November 3, 2015 06:35 AM EST

Description

Coral Snake

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

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hayfordpd

Date

July 29, 2015 08:45 AM EDT

Description

Coral Snake

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 13, 2008 09:20 AM EDT

Description

Adult recovered from residential pool (C. Keller residence) on Wilkinson-Leas Road, Tequesta, Florida. GTS 590. Digital voucher of this specimen also to UTA (UTA DC 7395, different image).

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

mojavejohnson

Date

the past

Description

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.

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

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slapcin

Date

May 3, 2009

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Square

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

tropicexposure

Date

December 21, 2013

Description

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!

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

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javidevia4

Date

the past

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Eastern Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Observer

robertsprackland

Date

December 30, 1992
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

  • Mexico
    Sujeta a protección especial (Pr) (Source: Norma Oficial 059)
  • North Carolina, US
    Endangered (E) (Source: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
    Endangered: any native or once-native species of wild animal whose continued existence as a viable component of the State's fauna is determined by the Wildlife Resources Commission to be in jeopardy or any species of wild animal determined to be an 'endangered species' pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
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