Scarlet Snake

Cemophora coccinea copei and Cemophora coccinea coccinea

Average size: 14-20 inches; Record 32.5 inches.  Young are 5.5 inches at birth.

Range:  Throughout Florida

Diet:  Small snakes, lizards (including their eggs) and frogs.

Status:  Uncommon.  Very secretive, hides under bark, logs, etc.  Seen mainly at night or after heavy rains.  Can be found in woodland habitats with sandy soils.

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