Reptiles – Eastern Coral Snake
Friday, October 7th, 2022
The Eastern coral snake is a species of venomous species of snake native to the southeast area of the United States.
Coral snakes are extremely reclusive and generally bite humans only when handled or stepped on. They must literally chew on their victim to inject their venom fully, so most bites to humans don’t result in death. Eastern Coral Snakes are relatives of the cobra, mamba, and sea snake. They live in the wooded, sandy, and marshy areas of the southeastern United States, and spend most of their lives burrowed underground or in leaf piles.