Red, yellow and black bands, with red bands adjacent to yellow, distinguish the Coral snakke from other banded snakes.
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If you happen upon a snake with bands of red, yellow, and black that has red and yellow bands touch, the is an Eastern Coral snake. Beware! Otherwise, you may be looking at a "mimic," like the Northern Scarlet snake.
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