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In October 2008, the U.S. plans to stop production of its only coral snake antivenin. But Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Natural Toxins Research Center might have found a replacement, according to a news release from the center.
The Scarlet Kingsnake, Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides, is found in the eastern regions of the United States, mainly in Florida. It is a subspecies of the milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum. It is significantly smaller than most other kingsnakes, usually under 20 inches long. This snake has a tri-color pattern of black, red, and yellow bands that mimic the venomous coral snake. A method to help differentiate between venomous and non venomous tri-color snakes in North America is found...
The coral snakes (Micrurus and Micruroides) are two genera of about 65 snake species, found in tropical South America and southern USA. They are venomous and related to Old World cobras. Most notable are their red, yellow and black colored bands. The most well-known species is the Western Coral Snake (Micruroides euryxanthus), found in the Sonoran desert and northern Mexico. Coral snakes can look similar to the Scarlet King Snake.