HUGE 4 foot Florida coral snake. Big around as a finger. Head the size of a thumbnail.
Eastern Coral=scales pure reds yellows, and blacks.

Florida Coral=scales pure black and yellow. Some red scales tipped with black to varying degrees. Elapid, reptile eater. Deadly neurotoxin. Quite visible fangs. Fat head (for a skinny snake) and venom glands are visible as distinctive bulges.
Corals are the third most common snakes in this area (next to Black racers at #2 and yellow rats at #1), but VERY secretive, timid, and non-aggressive (you can pretty much free-hand a coral). Spends MOST of it's time burrowing under lawns and leaf litter.
KIDS DON'T DO THIS AT HOME.
For me, the Coral snake probably is the most beautiful and colorful snakes of the US. The EDB ranks right up there, too.

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For me, the Coral snake probably is the most beautiful and colorful snakes of the US. The EDB ranks right up there, too.

Those flashy types never did much for me until I saw an Arizona Mountain King in Tucson a few weeks ago. Does anyone here have them? I have seen them for sale on websites very occasionally, but I don't recall reading or speaking with anyone who actually keeps them.

nj"sometimes prefers flash over custom"m
"Ya gotta pointy bra...ten inch waist. Long black stockin's all over the place. Boots...buckles...belts outside. Whatcha got in there you tryin' a-hide?"
Corals are the third most common snakes in this area

I don't know if corals are COMMON around here in TX, but I'm sure they are just that nobody ever sees them. By far our most common snake call is the ornery, stinky TX rat. I picked up a 5-footer from the police on Sunday, and got a 3-4 footer from an apartment complex last night. They'll make an appearance at the herp club meeting Wednesday.
Those flashy types never did much for me until I saw an Arizona Mountain King in Tucson a few weeks ... them for sale on websites very occasionally, but I don't recall reading or speaking with anyone who actually keeps them.

One of my regular customers keeps and breeds about 12 different morphs of mountain kingnsakes, including the Arizona mountains. Lovely little things!
"Ya gotta pointy bra...ten inch waist. Long black stockin's all over the place. Boots...buckles...belts outside. Whatcha got in there you tryin' a-hide?"

Possibly my favorite sig of yours, so far.
fr0glet
Those flashy types never did much for me until I saw an Arizona Mountain King in Tucson a few weeks ... them for sale on websites very occasionally, but I don't recall reading or speaking with anyone who actually keeps them.

Yes, I own and breed several species of Mountain Kingsnakes:

Lampropeltis mexicana
Lampropletis ruthveni (standard & albino)
Lampropeltis pyromelana (standard & candycane)
Lampropeltis pyromelana woodini
Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblocki
Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri
They are among my favorites..:-)
~Wade
Geeze, I almost forgot my Scarlet Kingsnakes; although feeding the hatchlings can prove to be a venture in patience..

~Wade
Those flashy types never did much for me until I ... recall reading or speaking with anyone who actually keeps them.

Yes, I own and breed several species of Mountain Kingsnakes: Lampropeltis mexicana Lampropletis ruthveni (standard & albino) Lampropeltis pyromelana (standard & candycane) Lampropeltis pyromelana woodini Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblocki Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri They are among my favorites..:-) ~Wade

and people tell me I have too many snakes grin
-cat
HUGE 4 foot Florida coral snake. Big around as a finger. Head the size of a thumbnail.

Did you ever find the coral snake that got loose in your bedroom, Pete?

Cindy
Corals are the third most common snakes in this area

I don't know if corals are COMMON around here in TX, but I'm sure they are just that nobody ever sees them.

Well, I stopped by the Snake Farm on my way out of San Antonio and a guy there had a coral in a jar. He found it in his yard and was trying to sell it. I think he was expecting like a million bucks or something, they gave him ten.
I almost offered him twenty and then thought about all that time I'd spend chasing down ground skinks and earth snakes.
By far our most common snake call is
the ornery, stinky TX rat. I picked up a 5-footer from the police on Sunday, and got a 3-4 footer from an apartment complex last night.They'll make an appearance at the herp club meeting Wednesday.

Hey, thats funny, somehow I woke up this morning the new owner of two ratsnakes that sound suspiciously like these two in question. Wow, who'd of thought I'd be so damn gullible.
-Ryan.
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