Friday, May 1, 2015

Red on white, they can bite!

Photos by Cindy Owns 4/24/2015

Cindy and company encountered this adult Sonoran Coralsnake on the Esperero Trail. Adult are only a bit more than a foot long and are as thin as a pencil. Yes, these snakes are venomous, but the mouth is so small, only your smallest finger or toe is in danger. Infants and children are more vulnerable, of course. Regardless, let all snakes be.
The verse I learned is this: Red on yellow, kill a fellow. Red on black, venom lack.
Sonoran Coralsnakes are more white than yellow, though. How about this: Red on white, they can bite!

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