Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Coral Snake

Any of about 65 species of strongly patterned burrowing snakes of the cobra family, Elapidae. True coral snakes are confined to the New World, chiefly in the tropics, but similar forms occur in Asia and Africa. Secretive and docile, they rarely bite when handled; however, the venom of some can kill a man. Most coral snakes prey on other snakes. The largest genus, Micrurus, ranges

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