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Published by Gareth Stevens Pub. in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Coral snakes,
  • Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

Statementby Jamie Honders
SeriesKiller snakes, GS leveled reader. Science, Killer snakes, GS leveled reader
LC ClassificationsQL666.O64 H66 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25092425M
ISBN 101433956322, 1433956349, 1433956357
ISBN 109781433956324, 9781433956348, 9781433956355
LC Control Number2010047689

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The Coral Snake is venomous. In a case of batesian mimicry (copying the appearance of a dangerous animal), several snake species have evolved the recognizable red, yellow, and black bands around their body. It can be hard for the layman to distinguish between the actual dangerous snake, and the copycats. So, which snakes are Western and Eastern. Kentucky Snakes Dr. Jonathan Gassett, Commissioner Compiled by Bill Moore Wildlife Diversity Biologist and Tim Slone Information and Education Director you discover a snake in the field, observe it from a safe distance. In addi-tion to the snake’s color and pattern, also pay attention to its behavior as. Micrurus tener, commonly known as the Texas coral snake, is a species of venomous snake in the family species is endemic to the southern United States and northeastern and central subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies, Micrurus tener tener, which is found in both the US and Mexico, and is also commonly known as the Texas coral Family: Elapidae. The Eastern Coral Snake, Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Eastern Diamondback, Timber Rattlesnake and Pygmy Rattlesnake. the eastern coral snake packs the most potent venom of all. These half dozen are.

The coral snake rhyme varies from person to person, but the general premise is the same: Red touch black, safe for Jack. Red touches yellow, kills a fellow. The coral snake will have bands of red touching smaller bands of yellow. It is very uncommon to find a coral snake. These animals like to hunt in the early and late hours of the day. Photo by Joseph F. Gemano, Jr. The snakes seemed to thrive and grow under the research team's care, who became adept at raising and caring for the North American coral snakes, several species of the South American coral snakes and even some of the tiny Micruroides euryxanthus (Sonoran coral snake). In fact, no deaths from coral snake bites have been reported in the U.S. since an antivenin was released in Eastern coral snakes are relatives of the cobra, mamba, and sea snake. Michael E. Peterson DVM, MS, in Small Animal Toxicology (Third Edition), Toxic Dose. The severity of a coral snake bite is related to the volume of venom injected and the size of the victim. Sixty percent of coral snake bites are nonenvenomating. It is suggested that this is because of a relatively primitive venom delivery apparatus. 1 Approximately 4 to 5 mg of venom is a human lethal dose.

  In his book "Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature," snake biologist Harry Greene describes coral snakes as “confusing, lacquer-like, nervous, shiny, supple, surreal, treacherous and Author: Dirk J. Stevenson. Fatalities from coral snake envenomation are rare but have been described. Coral snakes are also found outside of the Americas, including Asia and southern Africa. Neurotoxicity with bites by these snakes is possible but rarely described. CORAL SNAKE CHARACTERISTICS. Appearance, venom apparatus, and venom actions for coral snakes are as follows. Coral snake, any of about 90 species of small, secretive, and brightly patterned venomous snakes of the cobra family (Elapidae). New World coral snakes range in size from 40 to cm (16 to 63 inches) and are classified in three different genera; they are found mainly in the tropics. Five. Arizona coral snake (Micruroides euryxanthus) Order: Squamata Family: Elapidae (fixed front- fang venomous snakes) Other common names: western coral snake Spanish name: corallilo. Distinguishing Features. The Arizona coral snake is a slender, small snake reaching only .