Florida’s Venomous Snakes 03/10 – Coral Snakes

Florida’s Venomous Snakes 03/10 – Coral Snakes

The Coral Snake, which is found throughout Florida, belonging to the family group of
the elapids and it is the only elapid found in North America. It’s distribution is throughout the state of Florida. Coral snakes have a
very unique defensive system, which is bright colorations of its body. Coral snakes have very bright red, black and yellow banding running through their body. The arrangement of this banding distinguishes the snake from
non venomous snakes, which are also found here. Other snakes which mimic the coral snake, do this for their own defensive purposes. When other animals see them they take them for
the dangerous coral snake and leave them alone. Here we have a milk snake. Its coloration is similar to that of
the coral snake but the arrangements are different in the banding. On the milk snake the banding which is red is surrounded by black
but on the coral snake the red banding is surrounded by yellow. The banding arrangement of the coral snake in the picture below
is different that that of the milk snake above. Looking at the coral snake’s red banding which is surrounded by yellow. In the
picture above, the milk snake’s red banding is surrounded by black. The habitat of the coral snake is subterranean. This snakes
like to live underneath old trees, rock and under ground. Encounters with coral snakes are very far and few. If someone encounters a coral
snake, they might want to pick it up because of its beauty. Things that look beautiful can be very dangerous.Not knowing the difference between a non
venomous milk snake and a venomous coral snake can turn out fatal. Snake should be left alone to avoid being bitten. Coral
snakes don’t bite very many people here in Florida. We only had two fatalities resulting from coral snake bites in the last
30 years. Hence, coral snakes are not very dangerous if left alone. Anything that’s beautiful should be left alone and
only admired and not touched or handled. Most coral snakes are very timid and shy. But you can see,
while I’m handling this coral snake, once they’re picked up, they do become somewhat aggressive. When handling this snakes, they try to defend themselves. Coral snakes will open their mouth and and try
to chew into any object near by. Coral snakes in relation ship to their cousins, which
are the cobras and kraits, have fixed fangs. That means that their fangs are always pointed in the downward position
and not folding back into the roof of their mouth. Coral snakes carry a neurotoxic venom. Neurotoxic venom attacks the central nervous system, causing paralysis, reparatory and cardiac arrest. If this type of venom is
injected into the blood stream or directly into a vain, it can possible kill in less than three minutes.

Randy Schultz

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99 thoughts on “Florida’s Venomous Snakes 03/10 – Coral Snakes

  1. Yani Kuzmanov says:

    men today i learn a lot from u i like your work keep up

  2. ojatro says:

    @ianikuzmanov Thank you. More videos will be posted on my channel daily.

  3. ojatro says:

    @StephenKanonsionni Any time. Thanks for watching.

  4. AtarahDerek says:

    The last coral snake antivenin produced in America expired in 2010. Not enough people are bitten by these snakes to make producing antivenin profitable. How making an income can be an excuse to neglect helping those few people who are bitten I don't know.

  5. Adventures of Grimmgoogles says:

    is it true,that when u get bite by a coral snake u go into a coma and died in 15mins,my grandpa told me this

  6. ojatro says:

    @kyohel3 This could happen when the bite hits a vein of the victim.

  7. Adventures of Grimmgoogles says:

    @ojatro scary,0-o

  8. heze187 says:

    Nice videos. High Definition would make them even more nicer

  9. Jorge kaji says:

    poem for coral snake Red and black, your a fine fellow; red and yellow your a dead fellow

  10. Ollie Wrenn says:

    @ojatro how long does it take to kill a human when it bites you

  11. ojatro says:

    @olliemrawesome That will depend on how healthy, strong, old etc. the human is. But in general the bite can kill within a few hours.

  12. King Begino says:

    "Red and black, venom lack; red and yellow kill a fellow"
    Thats a good saying to remember, but a better saying to remember is "If you see a snake in the wild, get the fuck away."

  13. Nigelxman says:

    No one had died from a coral snake bite in a long time.

  14. DoubleVisionandco says:

    My favorite always was "Red into yellow kill a fellow. Red into black friend of Jack"

  15. archon808 says:

    PROPER QUOTE : red next to yellow can kill a fellow, red next to black is a friend to jack

  16. A7Ryu7O7 says:

    they just mimik coral snakes or they have similiar species with it?

  17. King Begino says:

    You probably shouldn't give in to your hunches too much cause you're really off on this one.

  18. King Begino says:

    You seem like a really smart guy.

  19. King Begino says:

    I was serious… You seem to be really smart. Learn how to take a compliment

  20. travis boucher says:

    I can tell you from FIRST HAND experience that these snakes will bite even when NOT picked up. When I was 14-years-old, I happened upon a coral snake. I knew if I didn't pick it up, it wouldn't bite. I instead tried to "shoo" it away with my hand, not getting closer than 2 inches. At first, the snake started to move away, then retracted and took a bite at me. I pulled my hand away just in time to be grazed by a fang. I was in the hospital for 3 days and lost feeling in the bite region for years.

  21. nystagmus says:

    i wonder how individual animals learn that a species of snakes (or spider or fish) is venomous. don't they get one chance?

  22. TheKPeditor says:

    you can also tell that it is a coral snake because the long red stripe near its head

  23. fuasshole666 says:

    my dick is bigger lol

  24. fuasshole666 says:

    your full of shit,but u like good rock and roll,one out of two is not bad,do u take a lot of LSD?

  25. Thoraxe555 says:


  26. no213 says:

    Sorry but your grandpas wrong. The fastest known death by a snake is about 27 minutes and that was from the Inland Taipan or Eastern Brown Snake.

  27. ojatro says:

    Thank you.

  28. T. Schm. says:

    Great video! Keep them coming, can't get enough 🙂

  29. ojatro says:

    Thanks. There will be more coming soon…

  30. Verbal Vertigo says:

    And remember the Ryhme guys, if in doubt ? Red on yellow will kill a fellow, Red on black with venom lack

  31. ojatro says:

    Thank you for saying so.

  32. T. Schm. says:

    Hopefully 🙂 Greetings from Bavaria!

  33. Motoerola says:

    Hey man you know your shit pretty well! You explain things very well too, keep up the good work! Were you ever bit by a snake before? If so when and what type was it?

  34. ojatro says:

    Albert Killian was the host of my show called Florida Venomous Snakes. He is an exceptional person and snake expert. Albert has been bitten many times by venomous snakes, such as king cobras, cobras, mambas, rattlesnakes… Fortunately, he has survived all bites. I've posted an interview with him in the hospital after being bitten by a cottonmouth. the video is called "Bad Bites 01, Cottonmouth Bite". Thanks for watching.

  35. Jayson Chacon says:

    Black touches yellow kills a fellow,yellow touches black okay jack…

  36. Jayson Chacon says:

    Black touches yellow kills a fellow red touches black okay jack….

  37. theweedman says:

    Red on black, friend of Jack. Red on yellow kills a fellow!

  38. killertomatofuck says:

    Dang nature, you scary!

  39. Rob Gibbons says:

    "Red touches black, you're okay Jack. Red touches yellow, you're one dead fellow."

  40. 6400az says:

    Are coral snakes likely to be found in the Everglades, I'm thinking it may be to wet for them….yes?

  41. luke nelson says:

    whats scary is i cant tell between a coral snake or a milk snake they both look a like Good video 🙂

  42. DirtyMagicLV says:

    realitycheck = hospital bill and loss of cALLULAR LEVELS

  43. ojatro says:

    Filmed in South Florida, which is irrigated to a larger extent, with many swampy areas totally dried out…

  44. ahnonever says:

    Reptiles rock.

  45. They are Communists says:

    dry woods all over noth central florida ..lived in Ocala 35 miles s. of Gainsville last 3 years. easten.Kansas is greener in spring and summer. sandy poor soil in n. Florida..not as lush as many imagine, long dry season from Nov. til about june

  46. ladymacaw says:

    Hi I just caught a coral snake trying to go under my house , about a 3 foot female just stunning I live in north Florida , I am looking for someone who wants her to make anti venom, back in my day I would have given her to Mr. Ross Alan or Mr. Bill Hoss . thank you Darlene in Fla

  47. Nunez87 says:

    one I learned was "Red on Black, don't fall back. Red on Yellow, call a fellow" 😛

  48. StarVoyager9 says:

    @ ladymacaw…I had always heard that corl snakes grow no longer than 18 inches to 24 inches max. Are you sure it's a coral snake beneath your house?

  49. StarVoyager9 says:

    Anyhting that is beautiful sshould be left alone?…I wish I could remember that whenever I'm around beautiful women. No surprise, I've been bitten by them many times and somehow managed to survive. Especially in the South Beach area.

  50. loagan gordan says:

    last night i found a alive coral snake in brandenton florida allmost bit me! lol

  51. loagan gordan says:

    dude i allmost got bit by one last night! i was walking on a side walk and my friend allmost triped over something and it started moveing in a S shape and i was like'OMFG SNAKE!!!] and these people partying nearby head and came running over and shined a flashlight on it…Yep it was a coral snake thank gawd it was onley a teen

  52. King Jooheon says:

    Coral snakes are so beutiful

  53. Elijah Lobato says:

    Might not have been a coral snake. There are imitaters. If red touches black, your ok jack. If red touched yellow, your a dead fellow.

  54. Dario Formica says:

    HI, thank you for posting my video response. What did you think of the Coral Snake I found in Bolivia? I read that the yellow to red banding theory to distinguish real from fake corals is valid only in North America, in South America there are different kinds of venomous coral snakes.

  55. ojatro says:

    That is correct. The color pattern refers only to the coral snakes found in North America…. Also, there might be coral snakes which leak the three colors all together.

  56. Jaromír Svatoš says:

    Ojatro , I highly appreciate your vids of the wild nature incl its venomous species .
    Please , the coral snakes are resistant to their own venom or not ?
    Some kinds / Gabon viper esp / of venomous snakes aren´t .

  57. ojatro says:

    There are many snakes immune to their own venom such as rattlesnakes and water moccasin but I'm not sure if the coral snakes are immune as well.

  58. theskwiffy1 says:

    lovely snake ^^

  59. Carter Will says:

    coral snake kills you in 5 seconds

  60. Max Moore says:

    that is such bull shit you are pathetic and a liar

  61. TheChemist says:

    The description in this video is not as accurate as needed. 

    First off, the defensive system is their venom. It is not their colouring is what warns the predator, it can be noted as an advantageous mutation that tells other animals to be weary. Second off other snakes don't consciously mimic these snakes. The mutation arises from having the same diet, living in the same client with the same predators. It just so happens that black red and yellow are advantageous mutations to have because of the coral snake. 

  62. Kelly Ashley says:

    you got that music from typing instructor!

  63. shakespearelover8 says:

    Your videos are EXCELLENT and informative.  This September, on a cloudy day, I let my small dog out and right nearby my screen door near  low-lying bushes were 2 CORAL snakes moving slowly about a foot away from me!  I froze, and they went into the bushes.  I called a company for removal, but they were never to be found by the time they got to my home in Wekiva.  I have had four nightmares regarding coral snakes and do not feel calm in my own garden due to this incident, and am always worried for my dog running through the yard. Therefore,  I am using your videos to de-sensitize myself and gain more confidence against my fear of snakes, though animal lover I am.   Wekiva area is full of snakes and I have encountered black, garter, and rat snakes in my garden as well. I guess I just have to accept that snakes are all around us here in Florida.

  64. Nicholas Larghi says:

    im so jealous! they're very difficult to find!

  65. E3guyy says:

    killed one of these fuckers in my yard today

  66. Leo Leclerc says:


  67. Albert The Gator says:

    Red and black friendly Jack, Red and yellower killa feller mm um.

  68. Richard Hammond says:

    The coral snake is the only venomous snake in FL that I have yet to have as a pet. I am licensed in FL to keep, but not show, venomous reptiles. It is a very bad idea to keep any venomous snake unless you have been trained. I have had eastern diamondbacks, timber rattlers, pygmy rattlers, copperheads and cottonmouths. I have lived in FL for over 30 years and have never once come upon a coral snake except in captivity. As mentioned here, they are very secretive and shy.

    Maybe one day I will find one!

  69. mikemaninblack says:

    @ojatro The milk snake you showed looks like a scarlet king snake I saw on a page for North Carolina's snakes. I didn't see milk snakes on there that looked like that. Would NC also have milk snakes that look like the one in your video?

  70. Niki Tudge says:

    Just saw one on my steps outside my front door

  71. Goonz says:

    I have two snakes and live in fl i saw a coral in my backyard and fucking killed it i like snakes but HATE VENOMOUS SNAKES

  72. David Holland says:

    someone once told me "red and yellow, kill a fellow
    red and black, venom lack"
    good rythm to learn by

  73. Cell says:

    LOL the milipede at 2:58

  74. Dancewwolf says:

    mrruss, i like your comment it's true about Florida i live there…..thanks for not mention us the puerrtorican!!!haha

  75. riverdale67th says:

    ??"Things that look beautiful are normally very dangerous"
    WORDS OF WISDOM?✨?〽️????????

  76. Peppertree133 T says:

    gorgeously "painted" deadly elapidae! great footage.

  77. Bobby Martin says:

    i was bit by one of these when i was 7.. not recommended

  78. Baked Cake says:

    beatiful colurs

  79. salanco16 says:

    Saw one of these in my yard today (live in TX). One of my dogs was going nuts barking..went over to see what he was barking at and there it was! Scared the crap out of me. Been looking now at videos here to learn more. Thank you for posting this.

  80. Sean Dewar says:

    Might I ask what song did you use in this video

  81. Sky Magruder says:

    aposematic coloration

  82. JR Ewing says:

    One of the most beautiful snakes.

  83. Deerock says:

    Ive always been especially afraid of these guys due to the cobra-like respiratory failure the venom causes. I remember in the early 80s when I lived in West Palm Beach, there was a story of these two kids from Michigan who found one and were playing with it. Of course they got bitten, but apparently survived. We used to see snakes practically on a daily basis in the yard (including my favorite, the black racer that lived under the foundation of our house), but at least my parents taught me about the deadly ones.

  84. DarkKiller 1 says:

    Very beautiful snake

  85. Zachary Tyler says:

    the beauty/color thing has NOTHING to do with it being dangerous………….look at every damn rattle snake or viper in the US. theyre all earth tone/dark colors.

  86. Anne Springer says:

    "Red meets yellow, kill a fellow." That's how I was taught to ID the coral snake.

  87. Ray Rictor says:

    Very interesting & informative. I have family in Florida & am always interested in the different wildlife there as I am not as familiar opposed to where I live. I will be bringing some binoculars with me next trip as I plan on going to the everglades again. I am surprised bounties are not put on invasive species that would give people incentive to hunt them down.

    I have read using a tourniquet is not recommended if bitten by a venomous snake. I would be interested, as I am sure others would too, in a video about how to deal with a venomous snake bite other than the obvious of avoid getting bitten/getting to a hospital fast. For example, any methods of slowing the poison to insure enough time to go get medical attention? I appreciate the time & effort you put into these great videos & will be looking forward to more.
    Edited for paragraph.

  88. Trinity Bell says:

    it was helpful for a paper i did on them thx

  89. Choadatios Toad says:

    At 3:20 THIS ONLY APPLIES TO NORTH AMERICA AND EASTERN CORAL SNAKES FOUND IN FLORIDA! Red on yellow kill a fellow red and black okay Jack, only applies two coral snakes found in Florida.

  90. OSTARAEB4 says:

    Coral snake, think of a traffic light with red followed by yellow.

  91. Les Rosin says:

    beautiful skin colors and pattern

  92. adam vesely says:

    They probably recognize a "real" one better than me

  93. Abbygale420 Guin says:

    Get your facts right bro….

  94. raydawg silas says:

    they are in mississippi too

  95. Jael Jade says:

    They all look beautiful to me. I was lucky yesterday. I was picking up my yard and reached for a stick and nearly touched a copperheads head. I know they won't kill me but I don't want to be writhing in pain either! I hope a coral snake will grace me with his presence one day. I'd be honored.

  96. alientrails says:

    That is-the-o

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  98. Jeff Darnell says:

    If you get BIT by one, you BETTER get Medical attention, or you'll die too!! Nothing like or quickly like a Black Mamba, but normally, 12 to 24 hours. They're alot like COBRAS or craites in that aspect.

  99. Pineappledoes Goonpizzaandshit says:

    I watched this 11 years ago

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