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It was easing accross the driveway, heading back into my front garden area. It is DEAD now. I'm not afraid of snakes, but this one got my attention. I'm gonna try and attach a few pictures, but really do not have a clue how to do that. The pics kinda suc anyway.

Long story short, it was a freaking Coral Snake. A big - long..... Coral Snake. I knew what it was immediatly but looked it up anyway. It was a perfect match to a snake book picture that we have. It lived in my flower bed. I'm betting it is not alone. What can we do to de-snake the area. I've heard of using sulpher but am not really sure. From what I have read 27" is a pretty fair sized Coral. - Any help out there from our snakeologists. - DS
 

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That is a good sized coral but what is the color patern on it. There is another snake with the same colors but the black yellow red is a little different. something like red/yellow kill a fellow? It is a corn snake if it is yellow/black friend of jack? Something like that.
 

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Red on yellow kill a fellow. Red on black friendly Jack.

Doug, that is a big one dude. Not sure what you can use at your home, that wont be messy, etc. We used the white lye? under the trailers at the deer lease. Do you have any cats? I hear cats are good at keeping snakes away, outdoor cats that is.
 

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That is kinda big or long

Adults grow only 13 to 22 inches in length with a girth about the size of a pencil. Try and post up some pics. Females do lay 2 or 3 eggs during the summer so you might have a few babies around.
 

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That is giant.

I have never heard of one that big. Most ones I hear of are less than 20". Wow! I would skin it and keep the skin as a souvenir. It's easy to do.
 

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It was either a milksnake, or a kingsnake. Both of them have variations that resemble coral snakes. What area do you live in? I'm curious because coral snakes aren't often seen. If it were close enough to me, I'd be more than happy to go out and round it up and relocate if for you. And if it were a coral snake, at that size, it could have brought you a pretty penny, especially if it were a female.
 

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Too late

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It was either a milksnake, or a kingsnake. Both of them have variations that resemble coral snakes. What area do you live in? I'm curious because coral snakes aren't often seen. If it were close enough to me, I'd be more than happy to go out and round it up and relocate if for you. And if it were a coral snake, at that size, it could have brought you a pretty penny, especially if it were a female.
It has been dispatched.
 

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I'll send Martin the pics

I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a BIG Coral. If I would have stretched the snake oit in the photos, I'm thinking 28-29". I preserved the snake in zip-locked ice last night, but, added it to the thash this morning. It's thawedm and vert rank, but I'll freeze it now. Martin will hopefully post the pictures soon.

J - Red on Yellow was the clincher for me, but the Eastern Coral picture in the Wildlife manual proved it. We have a tom that is a regular visitor but no regular cats. Remember my "mice ordeal"? I think we need a cat - lol

- Later, DS
 

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You may have finally caught that State Record. Corals are docile, but deadly. Most victims are fools who pick them up. The two I have come across could not get away from me fast enough.

A few years ago, a fellow in NC (I think) was picking berries or something and stuck his hand in front of one by accident. It bit him and that ol' boy grabbed it, BIT its head off, and used it for a tourniquet. Yep...he lived.
 

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corals

fella i'm workin with on a house on the edge of town here in Seadrift caught a 31 1/2 incher last week just off the front porch. after talkin to a few folks around here, come to find out, they are fairly common here. freaked me out as we have had several episodes with snakes in and around the house here on the edge of Seadrift. killed a copperhead in my dog's pen about a month ago. watch out, those corals are deadly. and yea I always thought they never got over 24". WRONG that one this guy caught (and has since killed) was pretty plump too. about the diam. of one of those fat pencils!

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