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Scientific name:(Micrurus fulvius fulvius) The Coral Snake is a beautiful- But Dangerous snake. It is a secretive and non-agressive snake, but it can deliver a lethal bite if handled. The average adult size is 20-30 inches (51-76 cm). Body ringed with black, yellow, and red; narrow yellow rings separating the wider red and black rings. The rings continue across the belly of the snake. From tip of snout to just behind the eye the head is black. The tail is black and yellow, without any red rings. The red rings usually contain black flecks or spots. The pupil is round. The Coral Snake is similar and often confused with The Scarlet King Snake. The difference is the red rings or bands touch the yellow rings or bands on the corral snake. The old saying "red on yellow will kill a fellow" is a warning worth heeding.