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Most poisoness snake in the U.S.A., but they are small and would have to bite between your fingers to get a grip!  Eastern Coral snake (Micrurus fulvius fulvius)

Most poisonest snake in USA, but they are small. Eastern Coral snake To differentiate the KING snake from the poisonous CORAL snake, remember rhyme; Red on black, friend of jack. (King) Red on yellow, kill a fellow.

Red-bellied black snake. Distributed down the east coast (except Tasmania) and into South Australia. Less venomous than many other Australian snakes, but you're more likely to come across it in urban areas and its bite can cause significant illness and requiring medical attention. Not particularly aggressive and will escape if possible, but when threatened will flatten their bodies and hiss loudly. The venom causes blood-clotting disorder and muscle and nerve damage (no confirmed deaths).

exotic-venom: “(Pseudechis porphyriacus) red-bellied black snake Mainly terrestrial, & nocturnal or crepuscular (nocturnal during hot periods). Feeds mainly on small mammals, birds, & lizards.

A king brown snake - one of the most deadly snakes on Earth - on the road between Koroit and Quilpie Australia

A king brown snake - one of the most deadly snakes on Earth - on the road between Koroit and Quilpie Australia

Native Australian Carpet Pythons come in a variety of colourations - this one is striped.

Native Australian Carpet Pythons come in a variety of colourations - this one is striped.

Dampierland burrowing snake (Simoselaps minimus)

Photographs, distribution map and other information on Dampierland burrowing snake (Simoselaps minimus) at the Australian Reptile Online Database

Snakes are considered one of the scariest creatures in the animal kingdom, and rightfully so. If you see one of these snakes, you better run the other way.

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) found in southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands and Tasmania.

Cape coral snake / Aspidelaps lubricus | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

libutron: “Cape Coral Snake - Aspidelaps lubricus Commonly referred to as Cape Coral Snake, South African Coral Snake, Coral Snake, and Coral Shield Cobra, Aspidelaps lubricus is a small elapid.

Eastern brown #snake. #reptile

After writing yesterday about how Mike was bitten by a snake, I thought it only fitting to pay homage to his amazing collection of reptile (snake) photography. The above photos include snakes, some highly venomous, from Australia and Florida.

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