Scarlet King Snake
The scarlet king snake has a tri-color pattern of black, red, and yellow bands that mimic the venomous coral snake. Juveniles usually have the same colors as adults, but often have rings that look more off-white than yellow. As they mature, their rings turn more yellow.
This is a very small, secretive species of snake rarely seen moving about on the ground. It typically spends its time underground or burrowed into a dead log.
Primarily small snakes and lizards
Usually grows up to 20 inches in length
Eastern United States, particularly Florida
Birds, small mammals, and other king snakes prey on the scarlet king snake.
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