Closeup: Coral snake on Ambergris Caye
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Closeup: Coral snake on Ambergris Caye

Photograph by Rudy Castellanos, top photo not taken on Ambergris Caye.

Coral snakes on Ambergris Caye

There are corals on Ambergris Caye. The photo below was taken by Rebecca Coutant, Micrurus diastema - The variable coral snake. It was found dead on the road on Ambergris Caye about 6 miles north. Found by someone who has lived here for 25 years. You can identify coral snakes in Belize by the yellow and black banded tail, void of any red bands.

I think they shouldn't be there, but historically they've hitchhiked in shipments to the island accidentally, and because there are other snakes on the island, they have enough prey to thrive.

There was a girl bitten by a fer de lance, some years back. She was at a resort on the island.

The Coral snake is one of the snakes found in Belize known in Yucatec Maya as I'binkaan. Coral snakes feed mostly on smaller snakes, lizards, nestling birds, small resents etc. The Coral snake possess one if the most potential venoms of any North American snake. When confronted by humans, Coral snakes will mostly always attempt to flee, and bite only as a last resort.

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