coral snake


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  • noun

Synonyms for coral snake

any of several venomous New World snakes brilliantly banded in red and black and either yellow or white

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The four poisonous snakes found throughout most of the peninsula are diamondback rattlesnakes, pigmy rattlesnakes, water moccasins and coral snakes.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the company that provided the Eastern Coral Snake antivenom, decided several years ago to suspend manufacturing it for reasons the company has neither released nor confirmed publicly.
8%), the snake was positively identified as a coral snake by the study criteria.
Notes on reproduction in the Central American coral snake, Micrurus nigrocinctus (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Costa Rica.
Sadly, rogue special forces operative Coral Snake should have been directing his full attention to killing Kim at the soonest opportunity.
Snakes, including the copperhead, cottonmouth water moccasin, eastern coral snake, and several varieties of rattlesnakes all have potentially deadly bites.
Innate recognition of a coral snake pattern by a possible avian predator.
The harmless milk snake, for example, resembles the poisonous coral snake with its bright red, yellow, and black bands.
Innate recognition of coral snake pattern by a possible avian predator.
Normally, however, vivid colors indicate either sex, as when dazzling male birds seek mates and blazing flowers call for pollinators, or danger, as when the red, yellow, and black of a coral snake signal its power to deliver a fatal bite, or the gorgeous wings of distasteful or poisonous butterflies warn off would-be predators Leaves of a few of Barro Colorado's trees turn scarlet before falling, but the full glory of fall colors found in Vermont, Virginia, or in a forest of Japanese maples is not found in Panama.
But all my knowledge didn't protect me from my own close encounter a few weeks later, when I stepped right on a coral snake (red and yellow stripes touching, I noted even in my screaming panic) while I was hanging out laundry.
The researchers predicted that the protective effect of looking like a coral snake would break down in those areas where poisonous coral snakes were absent.
The snake, which may be a poisonous coral snake, is described as "large, bright red, with yellow hoops around its body.