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  coral snake - Encyclopedia.com
Coral snakes can be distinguished from a number of similarly colored harmless snakes by the fact that they are the only ones with red bands touching yellow ones.
The venom of coral snakes, like that of cobras, acts on the nervous system and causes paralysis; the mortality rate among humans who are bitten is high.
Coral snakes are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Reptilia, order Squamata, family Elapidae.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-coralsna.html   (433 words)

  
 Coral Snake - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Coral Snake, common name for certain small, brightly colored, venomous snakes of the dangerous family of snakes that also includes the cobra.
The coral snakes are a large group of elapid snakes that can be divided into two distinct groups, New World coral snakes and Old World coral snakes.
Coral snake venom is neurotoxic, paralyzing the nerves; snake pictures...
encarta.msn.com /Coral_Snake.html   (245 words)

  
 Mexico Desconocido: reptiles and amphibians A Coral Snake, the real thing or false?
Red corals are not only imitated by their own kind; they are imitated by a large number of other completely inoffensive snakes that use the intimidating effect of the colors, thus becoming false red coral snakes.
The false red coral with the most unusual characteristics is the one called the half coral snake, also known as the padded snake; this species has rings only on the front half of its body, very similar to those of a true red coral.
Although the red coral is not as irritable as, say, a rattlesnake, its poison is one of the most powerful among ophidians and many of their bites have had fatal results.
www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx /english/naturaleza/fauna/detalle.cfm?idsec=11&idsub=38&idpag=1559   (1570 words)

  
 Coastal Plains Reptiles - Eastern Coral Snake
The coral snake's pattern starts with fl on the forward part of the head, followed directly by a wide yellow band around the back of the head and then the sequence of fl-yellow-red-yellow-fl-etc continues until the base of the tail where the red disappears from the sequence and only the fl and yellow remain.
Coral snakes have smooth scales that are very shiny and fairly flat and number 15 rows throughout the length of the body.
Coral snakes prefer pine and scrub oak habitats where the soil is pourous and there is ample ground cover.
www.coastalplainsreptiles.com /Species/Snakes/Elapidae/Micrurus_fulvius_fulvius.htm   (1069 words)

  
 Snake Bites
CORAL SNAKE (Micrurus fulvius tenere) The coral snake is North America's representative of the Elapidae family, which has such infamous members as the cobra and mamba.
The coral snake is a worthy member of this family having a venom much more poisonous than any of the pit vipers.
The venom of the coral snake is considerably more poisonous than that of pit vipers and is primarily a neurotoxin, however hemolysis, hemorrhage, tissue necrosis, burring phenomena and reactive vasomotor reaction is also seen.
www.rescuediver.org /med/snake01.htm   (2401 words)

  
 Coral Snake
However, the coral snake does not have to "chew" its victim to inflict a painfully venomous bite, contrary to popular myth.
When disturbed the coral snake often lays its head out of sight and rattles its flattened elevated tail and emits a popping sound with its vent lining.
The coral snake lays a clutch of 2 to 3 eggs in the summer and, unlike the live-young bearing pit vipers, is the only poisonous snake in North America to lay eggs.
www.wf.net /~snake/coral.htm   (272 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
The bright colors of the coral snake may serve both as a warning signal and as camouflage, for at night, when red appears as gray, on the dappled forest floor its alternating light and dark make the snake's shape less discernible to owls and other predators.
Coral snake venom is largely composed of neurotoxically destructive peptides and is, therefore, more deadly than the venom of any other North American reptile.
The coral snake breeds from late summer to late spring and lays its clutches in midsummer.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/tdc1.html   (586 words)

  
 Snake dangers in the Valley
In 50 percent of coral snake bites, no venom is injected because the coral snake has to chew the skin for envenomation to occur.
One snake that is not a pit viper snake but is poisonous is the coral snake.
Emergency care for a coral snake bite is similar to that for a pit viper snake bite.
www.azcentral.com /12news/news/articles/SnakeBites05292003-CR.html   (1223 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake
The coral snake is fairly common in a lot of areas in the state, but is seldom encountered by people.
It injected the boy with coral snake venom, thereby ruining his identification of the snake and negating the old wive's tale of the necessity to bite "between the fingers." The boy survived that bite.
There have been a few cases of coral snake bite where there was a delay of several hours between the bite and the onset of the first symptoms.
treasurecoastwebdesign.com /snakes/coral.htm   (699 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In contrast, the coral snake’s non-venomous look-alikes, the scarlet kingsnake and the scarlet snake, have bands of fl between their bands of yellow and red.
Coral snake fangs are fixed front fangs (non-erectile).
While their disposition is rather mild, these snakes can bite when least expected, hanging on and chewing their fangs into the flesh.
www.centralfloridazoo.org /animals/Eastern_coral_snake.htm   (183 words)

  
 NC Museum of Natural Sciences - Fun Stuff: FAQ Pages: Snakes
Although the eastern coral snake possesses very powerful venom, it is rare in the state and no bites have been recorded.
The eastern coral snake is the one venomous species in North Carolina that isn’t a pit viper.
The rat snake and fl racer also are commonly seen large snakes that are active by day and live in habitats frequented by humans.
www.naturalsciences.org /funstuff/faqs/snake.html   (1249 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Coral Snakes are beautiful, highly venomous, medium-sized (20 to 35 inches) snakes.
Other milk snake mimics, not native to SC but found in parts of the US more to the west have dark or fl snouts.) The order of the colors in the Coral Snake is such that each red band is bounded by yellow bands.
Lizards and small snakes are their principal food.
www.snakesandfrogs.com /scra/snakes/coral.htm   (568 words)

  
 western coral snake
Although no human fatalities have been attributed to coral snakes in Arizona, probably because of their small size and generally unaggressive nature, they should be left alone and never handled.
Coral snakes are seldom seen here, but they are probably not uncommon.
Coral snakes also make a sound by releasing air from their rear vent, a practice politely described by scientists as "cloacal popping".
www.nps.gov /tont/nature/snakecoral.htm   (129 words)

  
 Snake Camouflage Research
Snakes faking dangerous colors to protect themselves from predators can successfully get away with this strategy — but only in areas where truly deadly snakes are found, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
The researchers focused on predator behavior toward extremely venomous coral snakes, famous for their ringed markings of red, fl and yellow, or red, fl and white, along with their harmless imitators, the kingsnakes.
Researchers said the results do not fully explain why color mimicry continues to be found in areas without coral snakes, but they said their study indeed provides experimental evidence to support the prediction that the success or failure of Batesian mimicry depends on the abundance of the creature being imitated.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /gaston/Pests/reptiles/camoresearch.htm   (819 words)

  
 eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail
Unlike vipers and pit vipers, coral snakes have fangs that are fixed in position on the front part of the upper jaw and cannot be folded back.
Coral snake venom is strongly neurotoxic, affecting the victim’s nervous and respiratory systems, and bites can be fatal.
Coral snakes always have a blunt fl snout and red, yellow, and fl rings that completely encircle the body.
www.enature.com /fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=AR0198   (217 words)

  
 Critters found in the Wild Wild West, Coral Snakes
Another US coral snake is Micruroides euryxanthus (Sonoran coral snake), but this is a relatively innocuous snake and no deaths have been attributed to its bite.
The coral snake venom apparatus is comprised of a pair of small, fixed, hollow fangs on the anterior aspect of the mouth through which the snake conducts venom via a chewing motion.
In this region, all coral snakes have a red, yellow, fl, yellow, red banding pattern (red and yellow touching); most harmless mimics have a red, fl, yellow, fl, red pattern (red and yellow separated by fl).
www.realestateinphoenix.net /coral_snakes.htm   (685 words)

  
 Coral Snakes, coral snake, pictures
The first color (starting with the head) on the coral snake is fl and the coral snake has red and yellow bands that touch.
The venom of the Coral Snake is neurotoxic, paralyzing the nerves.
Coral snakes have small grooved fangs which are permanently erect.
www.pestproducts.com /coral_snakes.htm   (762 words)

  
 Western Coral Snake (DesertUSA)
The Coral Snake is remarkable for its wide red and fl bands and narrow yellow and white rings completely encircling its body.
A few other snakes mimic this coloration, most notably the Scarlet Kingsnake, but the Western Coral Snake is the only snake with red bands bordered by white or pale yellow.
Coral snakes are very secretive, spending most of their lives under rocks or buried in the soil.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/may/papr/du_westcoral.html   (377 words)

  
 Florida Orienteering - FLOing WILD: Coral or King Snake
Coral Snake venom is a strong neurotoxin, affecting the nervous and respiratory systems, and a bite can be fatal.
Coral snakes are shy, hiding under logs and fallen leaves.
No one has died from a Coral snake bite since an effective antivenom was developed, but it is most effective when given within four hours of a bite.
www.floridaorienteering.org /nature/coralking.htm   (376 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake Care sheet - The Venom List
I have kept and maintained coral snake colonies successfully however it should be noted for every one that thrives in captivity twenty require release back to the point of capture as they refused to feed and were showing signs of degenerating health.
Also Coral snakes seldom eat rodents and the ones that do are as good as gold and seldom sold, so if a vendor says he/she has one that is and its for sale my advice is do not purchase it as it most likely is not feeding on rodents.
To breed Coral snakes the temperature should be dropped to the mid 50 degree to mid 60 degree range for 60 days then gradually bring them back to the optimal temperature range over a 2 month period offering plenty of food during this time period.
venomlist.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=8861   (2238 words)

  
 * Coral Snake- (Animals): Definition
Coral snakes have tiny mouths which can't be opened very wide, so when they bite people it is usually on the finger.
This snake is related to the Old World cobras, kraits and mambas.
This snake is gentle and magnificently colored and should not be mistaken for the coral snake, which is not found in California.
en.mimi.hu /animals/coral_snake.html   (377 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake
The coral snake is venomous, and its imitators are nonvenomous.
Most coral snakes bites are due to direct handling, and bites often occur in the active season for the snakes in spring or fall.
The Coral snake is a marvel of coloration morphology and is well worth the effort to maintain these beautiful creatures in the wild.
people.wcsu.edu /pinout/herpetology/mfulvius/index.htm   (1318 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake
This coral snake is an Eastern coral snake found in the South Eastern part of the United States.
Coral snakes account for approximately 30 bites per year in the United States.
Coral snakes are Elapids, as opposed to pit vipers like the copperhead, rattlesnake, and cottonmouth.
www.surviveoutdoors.com /reference/snakes/coral_snake.asp   (441 words)

  
 Coral Snake - Wiki 24
Coral Snake was a secretly funded NSA team out of Fort Benning and trained by Colonel Ron Samuels - who earlier tried to recruit Jack Bauer, with no success.
Presumably ordered by Roger Stanton, Coral Snake blew up the plane that was carrying Jack Bauer and Nina Myers to Visalia.
Later in the day, Coral Snake was intended to stop the nuclear weapon that was coming into Los Angeles, but their captain, Jonathan Wallace, turned on them after he was paid off by Peter Kingsley.
24.wikia.com /wiki/Coral_Snake   (159 words)

  
 Ladywildlife's Coral Snake Page
The coral snake’s brilliant coloration can act as a warning to predators that are not color blind, which may be the reason other non poisonous snakes copy its colors and pattern.
The coral snake feeds heavily during two periods in the year — from September to November and from April to May. A coral snake has very short fangs so it bites its prey repeatedly, twisting its head from side to side to squeeze venom into the wound.
Coral snakes seldom meet each other since their home ranges and populations are small, and a male’s weak sensory perception makes it hard for him to locate a female.
ladywildlife.com /animal/coralsnake.html   (820 words)

  
 Snakes of Arkansas: Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus tener tener)
This small, shiny, slender venomous snake is distinguished by its pattern of bold and clearly-defined fl, red, and yellow bands.
This species of snake is fossorial; spending the vast majority of the time buried in the soil, under leaf litter, or perhaps in rotten logs.
Many Coral Snake mimics (such as Milk Snakes) are killed needlessly because of their similarity in appearance, even in places north of the Coral Snake range.
www.snakesofarkansas.com /Main/MicrurusTener   (684 words)

  
 Eastern Coral Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Coral snakes are often confused with several brightly colored nonvenomous snakes, but the Coral Snake always has a bulbous fl and yellow head, and the red bands are bordered with yellow.
Coral snakes are related to cobras and sea snakes.
Coral snakes are not pit vipers, and do not have triangular shaped heads or cat's eye pupils.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /gaston/Pests/reptiles/coralsnake.htm   (186 words)

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