Coral Snake

Micrurus tener

Description 3

VENOMOUS. Smooth scales, narrow head, and round pupils. Thin body has red, yellow, and black bands, the red and yellow bands are touching. Most about 2 ft (61cm) long, occasionally up to 3 ft (91cm). (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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iNat Map

Type venomous
Pupils round
Scales smooth
Defining features red and yellow bands touching
Colors black, red, yellow
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