Micrurus fulvius fulvius
In the family of Elapidae, along with the cobras, mambas, tiger snakes and kraits.
Average size: 20-30 inches; Record 47.5 inches. Young are 7-9 inches at birth.
Range: Throughout Florida, and the upper Keys.
Diet: Mainly reptiles. Lizards and snakes.
Status: Common in most areas of the state and in a variety of habitat, but are very secretive and seldom seen.
Similar species: The Scarlet Kingsnake and the Scarlet Snake. Please note the 2 warning colors, RED and YELLOW, touch each other and the nose is black on the Eastern Coral Snake.