Coral Snake or King Snake?




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Red on yellow kill a fellow
Red on black friend of jack

 coral snake Eastern Coral Snake: related to Cobras, highly venomous.
Description:
- Wide red and black bands with a yellow stripe between them.
- The red bands are usually spotted with black.
- Bands encircle the body, continuing on the belly.
- Bands: Yellow-Red-Yellow-Black-Yellow-Red ...
- The snout is blunt and black.
- The head is black from top of snout to just behind the ears. v - Scales are smooth and shiny.


 king snake Scarlet King Snake: non-venomous.
Description:
- Wide red bands, separated by wide black bands.
- Every pair of black bands has a narrow yellow stripe between them.
- Bands encircle the body, continuing on the belly.
- Bands: Yellow-Black-Red-Black-Yellow-Black ...
- The snout is red and pointed.
- Scales are smooth.


Thanks to John Flart



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