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In my driveway about 16\" long
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Yes keeps mice and rats away good snake
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Red on black, friend of Jack.

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I thought so. Beautiful snake. Thanks
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Red rat snake
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Red on black, friend of Jack.

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I thought that was a coral snake reference.?
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Originally Posted by FloLife View Post
I thought that was a coral snake reference.?
You're right.

Also, that is a corn snake. Good to have around for mouse/rat control. No venom and pretty docile.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Red rat snake
Wait, is a red rat and a corn snake the same?
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Originally Posted by flolife View Post
wait, is a red rat and a corn snake the same?
yes

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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Red on black, friend of Jack.

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black yellow red the man is dead


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We used to find these but not so much anymore. In person, the color are amazing! Longest one we found was 48". Scares the crap out of you
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Originally Posted by tcpip95 View Post
black yellow red the man is dead

red on yellow kill a fellow
red on black friend to jack

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Thanks coralreef. Is that a geographical name thing?
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Originally Posted by FloLife View Post
I thought that was a coral snake reference.?
I think it's to distinguish something that can kill you from something that's good to have around, since they look similar. Kinda like "leaves of three, don't wipe me!"

My first thought when I see a red/yellow/black snake is to get as far away as possible lol.
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red on yellow kill a fellow
red on black friend to jack
meant to help distinguish coral snake f(venomous) rom the king snake (non-venomous).
Coral snakes are reclusive and generally shy being much more likely to flee than fight. And that's a good thing as production of antivenom for coral snakes was shut down in 2006. Rather than a quick strike, like those exhibited by pit vipers, coral snakes need to latch on and chew in order to envenomate the critter they strike. The venom, if injected, may take hours before it reaches peak effect so anyone who believes that they may have been bitten by a coral snake should always seek medical attention even if they experience few or minor symptoms a couple of hours after the encounter..
A king snake is pictured below:


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Originally Posted by FloLife View Post
Thanks coralreef. Is that a geographical name thing?
Yes, I think the corn snake is a variety of the rat snake, but for layman purposes they are all the same.
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Originally Posted by tcpip95 View Post
black yellow red the man is dead

Red touches yellow, kill a fellow.... red touches black, friend to jack
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The folks on the Florida Snake ID facebook group banned that phrase because it doesn't always work. It is better to just memorize the coral snake pattern. It is very distinctive. Basically it is wide red and black bands separated by narrow yellow bands, and the tip of the nose is usually black although they have pictures where the black on the nose looks more reddish brown.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
The folks on the Florida Snake ID facebook group banned that phrase because it doesn't always work. It is better to just memorize the coral snake pattern. It is very distinctive. Basically it is wide red and black bands separated by narrow yellow bands, and the tip of the nose is usually black although they have pictures where the black on the nose looks more reddish brown.
Any snake that wants to show off with such colors is a dead SOB in my yard.

Snakes are supposed to hide. Showing off with such colors gets your head off.

I wish they got bigger cause I would have one bad ass pair of boots.

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