How to differentiate coral snake from its "mockups" :
Gary Lute:We also have the native Scarlett snake Cemophora coccinea. It has the same color as the Scarlett Kingsnake but the rings do not extend across the belly. Also the Scarlett snake can have white instead of yellow rings.
photo by Troy Franson
Spotted this week, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes
Mating and spring time--ride and tread carefully.
Photos by Sherm Stratton and Dave Schaefer
Banded water snakes
photographed in the Reserve
by Art Smith
Yellow or eastern rat snake
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tiny grasshopper catches ride on softshell turtle as she goes ashore to lay eggs on the W. Powerline near the Myakka River
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