Texas Coral Snake

Common Name: 
Texas Coral Snake
Scientific Name: 

Micrurus tener

Category: 
Venomous Snakes
Identification: 

15-36 inches. Series of wide black and red rings, separated by narrow yellow rings, encircling the body; snout black and rear of head yellow; scales smooth and in 15 rows. The first black ring on the neck covers the rear tips of the parietal shields (two large shields on the crown of the head).

Habits: 

Identical with those of the Harlequin Coral Snake. They may be found on hardwood ridges along some rivers. They lay from 3-9 eggs.

Distribution: 

Dry uplands of central and northern Louisiana, pine flatwoods as far south as Calcasieu Parish, and the Vermilion River margin north of Abbeville.

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Texas Coral Snake
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