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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coral snake on pine needles at sunset

A beautiful but deadly and seldom seen snake found throughout the south east US. This snake is more closely related to species found in Asia than most of the other snakes found in this region. It is also the subject of a kids rhyme designed to warn against touching "Red touches black, alright Jack, red touches yellow, kill a fellow"

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Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Kristian Bell