I found this little snake on the driveway this morning. It was dead but had
no obvious signs of trauma.
Location is the area south of Sarasota Florida.
It was about as thick as a pencil and perhaps 12 to 18 inches long.
It's a scarlet king snake. Harmless and useful.
If it had a black nose, it would be a coral snake...quite poisonous
but shy and reclusive. The bands on a coral snake are
red|yellow|black; on a king snake they are red|black\yellow.
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Don <donwiss at panix.com>.
its a red rat snake, some people call them red corn snakes.
I pulled one out of a maple tree cavity nest once in Pinellas - there was a
big ball of them in there - daughter fed it hand caught lizards and named
it sizzles because that's the sound it makes with its tail sometimes kept
it for several years in an aquarium raised mice in another aquarium for
dinner once it was big enough. Only bit her once.
It took off into the bushes one day while its aquarium was getting a bath.
Maybe that's one of its great great grandchildren.
"Charlie Bress" <Here-I-am-at-the-last-moment.com> wrote in message
I'm from Fla and currently live just south of you, in Lee County. I've
always known that snake as a "corn" snake, though there's probably a
technical species-specific name for it. It's non-poisonous. Many people
mistake them for "pigmy rattlers."
Charlie Bress wrote:
And just south of him here in Collier County they're referred to as a
Red Rat Snake. Same thing though. :)
The rat/corn snakes are actually good to have around since their major
prey is small rodents, which are often the kind homeowners want to get
rid of. Almost s good as black racers.
And yes, people kill them all the time, out of mistake or fear.
On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 20:33:14 GMT, PRNole
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