Back to Kingsnakes & Milksnakes
you look at a Photo of a Coral Snake next
to a Kingsnake you
will notice a striking resemblance between the two snakes.
unless you are 110% certain the snake is Non Venomous, you
should keep a safe distance as extremely subtle differences
in pattern or scale formation can mean life or death. David
and I recommend that you call a local Wildlife Officer to have
the snake safely and humanly relocated. Remember, all snakes
serve a major function in preserving a healthy ecosystem and
should NOT be killed unless you or a loved one is in grave,
and unavoidable risk of immediate injury or death. Do not kill
it thinking you are a hero, doing the World a service, because
you are not! Anyhow, appreciate their beauty from afar and
call the appropriately licensed wildlife official.
TO SEE ANIMAL WEBCAMS
|Photo of a Deadly Coral
a Sonora Mt Kingsnake
The Scarlet Kingsnake is easier to confuse with the Coral Snake
than the picture above illustrates. Look closely at the bands of each snake below.
"Red next to yellow, kill a fellow"
Every other band is yellow and
touches both black and red, but black and red never touch.
Yellow does not touch red and every other band is
not yellow. Black and red always touch.