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  1. This is the first time I've ever encountered a poisonous snake in the wild.
    When I encountered it, I was thinking "Red, black, and yellow... I know there are two or three snakes with that coloring in Florida, and only one is poisonous. I think it's the one where the black surrounds the yellow bands that's the dangerous one... but I'm going to keep my distance just to be extra safe."

    I'm glad I did, because I was wrong (although even if I knew for sure it was the safe kind, I probably wouldn't have ever gotten close enough or do anything that could make the snake feel threatened enough to bite me).
    Posted 3 years ago
  2. Red on yellow - kill a fellow, red on black safe for Jack... That little darling is definitely the poisonous one. Nice find. I'm thinking even 300mm would have been a little close for comfort. Posted 3 years ago
  3. Great catch, Joe!
    And very wise to be cautious. I personally have the tendency to forget about the danger around snakes, my g/f always has to pull me away.
    Posted 3 years ago

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''Micrurus fulvius'' is a species of venomous elapid snake endemic to the southeastern United States. It should not be confused with the scarlet snake or scarlet kingsnake , which are harmless mimics. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Sep 26, 2016. Captured Sep 24, 2016 11:54 in W Orange Trail, Oakland, FL, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO6400
  • 300mm