An unexpected treat in early January (I still forget that I'm in the deep south), I got to see my first Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius) at work. Stuff like that really makes my day.
Some of the coral snake mimics have similar red/yellow/black bands seen from above, but those patterns are often broken on the belly. Here, you can see how the bands continue on the belly.
Not the best photo, but it does show some of the beauty of the snake's color and form.
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