Pliocercus elapoides, Rio Negro, Honduras

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    Dead-ringer coral snake mimic, this time doing its best "Micrurus diastema", May 2008.

    aposthumouslife, judi333, deployable08, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. aposthumouslife 119 months ago | reply

      A very handsome snake!

    2. aback level [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

      Bonita foto. Muy llamativa.

    3. ramsaysco 102 months ago | reply

      "Red on yellow will kill a fellow; red on black, venom lack". I think you've got the real deal there. Very nice photo!

    4. judi333 102 months ago | reply

      interesting !

    5. deployable08 100 months ago | reply

      All corals are beautiful but deadly!

    6. jdubphotos 98 months ago | reply

      @ ramsaysco - the rhyme only works for Coral Snakes in the United States. In Central and South America there are multiple species of Coral Snake that don't fit that, including Corals with only two colors.

      Great picture. This is a good mimic except that the head shape looks way off. Thanks for sharing.

    7. callista78539 94 months ago | reply

      Excellent mimicry for those with an untrained eye and using that rhyme they would definitely pass this off as a coral snake. But for more experienced eyes the head shape is off and the whole "coral snake shape" they tend to be very roundish and smooth this one almost looks a little keeled and with a "neck" so to say an indentation which corals usually lack or isn't greatly marked. Great find!!

      Acharia ophelians
      Seen on the Wild Biology group.

    8. Turtlerangler 94 months ago | reply

      Great snake and shot!

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