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Scarlet Kingsnake | by Nick Scobel
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Scarlet Kingsnake

Lampropeltis elapsoides

 

A handsome adult found crossing the road just after dusk in the Everglades. This is my lifer individual, a snake that I probably should have found years ago, but satisfying nonetheless. This species is a coral snake mimic, utilizing bright colors to appear venomous. As the saying goes, "red next to black is a friend of Jack."

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Taken on October 16, 2016