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Old 07-30-2021, 04:15 PM   #1
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Was walking in McAlester park here in San Antonio yesterday morning and this dude slithered out right in front of me. Iíve never seen one before, thought it was pretty cool. Let him go on his way.



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Old 07-30-2021, 04:37 PM   #2
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Very cool! Never seen one in the wild
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Old 07-30-2021, 04:38 PM   #3
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Awesome looking fella…
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:48 PM   #4
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Got a good recipe? LOL
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:50 PM   #5
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That is really cool.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:51 PM   #6
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Beautiful critter! My little dachshunds got one in the back yard last week.
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:08 PM   #7
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That's a nice one!
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:11 PM   #8
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I used to play some baseball and mounting bike that park about 20 yrs ago. Never saw a snake though.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:06 PM   #9
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Beautiful snake! Looks like he may have just shed. His coloration is really bright!! My son-in-law got one with my lawnmower in my front yard a few weeks back. He was all dull and dark and not at all brightly colored like that one. I figured he was about to shed.
In the woods, I give them a pass, but can't tolerated venomous snakes in the yard where my grandsons n dogs roam... Good on you OP for giving that one a pass.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:20 PM   #10
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So many critters rock great camo, but this guy goes through life telling the World ďHey, Iím right here, gotta problem?Ē Cool snake, thanks for posting his pic.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:21 PM   #11
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Lots of them around my camp unfortunately.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:25 PM   #12
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I used to play some baseball and mounting bike that park about 20 yrs ago. Never saw a snake though.
I walk there every day. A hundred deer a day is not out of the ordinary. Once they start shedding I look forward to my walks, the deer have no fear of you. I've only seen ONE turkey and a few armadillos and this is the only snake I have seen. I figured I would see coyotes but never have. I hate exercising but the 5 miles a day I do in that park are half way enjoyable with all the deer.
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:46 PM   #13
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Biggest I ever saw was 30 miles south of San Antonio. Long as our big limb loppers. We saw him crossing a road from about 75 yards. Pretty snake.
There were quite a few around our house north of Houston.
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:54 PM   #14
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I’m from SA and I used to catch them all the time. They really are a pretty snake.
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:58 PM   #15
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Only venomous snakes I’ve ever seen around our home. Surprising since we’re pretty close to a couple of lakes. Beautiful for sure!
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:03 PM   #16
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I only came across one on our place in East Tx when I was in high school. I actually picked it up & ended up placing it in rubbing alcohol & took it to school in a jar for the biology teacher. Never saw another after that & im 47 now. Seem to be a rare occurrence to find them. Cool looking snakes & ive always heard their venom tops that of some of the most deadly in the world but volume wise they don’t deliver enough of a punch like the black mambas & deadly vipers
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:21 PM   #17
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:28 AM   #18
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We had several around our house on Like Georgetown.
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Old 07-31-2021, 05:44 AM   #19
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We have them around the house. I kill 2 or 3 a year.
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Old 07-31-2021, 05:44 AM   #20
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They are a “fixed fang” snake and carry a neurotoxin similar to a cobra. They have to find a place where they can chew on you for you to be envenomated. Personally I’d never pick one up without without tongs or some other type of protection.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:31 AM   #21
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That’s cool! I’ve never seen one in “the wild”. But find at least one a year at our house on 3 acres in New Braunfels.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:40 AM   #22
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Ok tell me again. If the red touches yella it’ll mess up a fella or something? I always screw it up and run from every snake screaming like a small child anyway.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:41 AM   #23
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I see one in yard every year or so ...They are Beautifully colored and easy to identify..
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:48 AM   #24
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Red on Yeller kills a feller, Red on black a friend of Jack.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:10 AM   #25
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Harmless unless your stupid.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:35 AM   #26
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Such a beautiful snake. Coral snakes are the only venomous snake that I will let go on it's way.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:48 AM   #27
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Red on Yeller kills a feller, Red on black a friend of Jack.

Thatís good until you meet up with this guy.



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Old 07-31-2021, 09:26 AM   #28
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To this day, I have never seen a live coral snake in the wild. I have seen a few dead ones on roads, but never live. The first dead one I ever saw, I was about 7 years old, we were walking down some dirt road, dove hunting somewhere. I think outside Tilden, but really have no idea where we were. My step father threw me across the road and blasted the ground with his 12 ga. I got up and looked, there was a coral snake in the road. It was stiff, had been dead for a while. Since seen at least two more road killed coral snakes.

I would bet we have them where we live now, but I have not seen any yet. So far, I have seen garter snakes, coach whips, lots of rat snakes, and five copper heads. Then some of those little brown snakes, don't remember their name. With all the bugs and oak leaves, I am sure we have plenty of coral snakes.
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Old 07-31-2021, 03:14 PM   #29
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I've only seen a coral snake once, and it was at my sister's house in SA! Sucker was just laying in her backyard like it owned the place! We lived at Lake Nocona (north central texas) and had a CRAP ton of rattlesnakes and copperheads...guess we're too far north for coral snakes. They're pretty, but if I see a poisonous snake, it's dead

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Old 07-31-2021, 04:10 PM   #30
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What's that?
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Old 07-31-2021, 04:19 PM   #31
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my daughter got picture of one in the Elm Creek Subdivision in SA. She was walking her little dog and it jumped right over the snake. Sent me the pic and asked if the snake was a corral. I told her it was and it's a good thing the dog didn't mess with it.
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Old 07-31-2021, 04:19 PM   #32
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Coral snake. Just a dark phase one. Could be melanistic.
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Old 07-31-2021, 05:47 PM   #33
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Coral snake. Just a dark phase one. Could be melanistic.

Yep, if you look real close low down on the sides/bottom of the snake, you can see just a touch of red... That's a cool looking one for sure.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:05 PM   #34
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Yep, if you look real close low down on the sides/bottom of the snake, you can see just a touch of red... That's a cool looking one for sure.
It really is a cool lookin snake. I'd probably have to take something like that to the taxidermist. I don't know how rare that would be but definitely not something you see all the time. Sweet lookin snake.
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:06 PM   #35
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Yep, if you look real close low down on the sides/bottom of the snake, you can see just a touch of red... That's a cool looking one for sure.
You fellers would be correct. Yes, it is melanistic.

I was just trying to point out that the old rhyme, while accurate most of the time, is not always faithful. There are several beautiful color phase coral snakes.
I would like to have a collection of them.
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:07 PM   #36
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I've caught a few when I was a kid up along Red River in Fannin Co. at Mulberry, Tx where I grew up. Found them in mud martin holes along the river bluff. I guess they were in there eating bird eggs. Also found a few in Sandy creek seining minnows for fish bait. Most were less than 18" long.
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:23 PM   #37
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I've seen several over the years on one of the trails in our park, and it's paved so they could be there for the warmth from the asphalt.
They always cross the trail in the same area, so I guess they have a good population in that area.
They get a pass from me, and now I just look at them as I pass by and we both go about our way.
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