Coral Snake
Micrurus nigrocinctus

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"Micrurus nigrocinctus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Commonly known as the Central American coral snake, is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to southern Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. The Central American coral snake is capable of growing to a total length (including tail) of 115 cm (45 in), but most are closer to 65 cm (26 in). It has smooth scales, a rounded head, and eyes with round pupils. Its color pattern can vary from two-colored to three-colored, with black, yellow and red banding. The snout is black. Halfway the head, there is usually a yellow ring (in three-colored specimens) or a red ring (in bi-colored specimens). Color pattern on the body consists of often fairly broad red bands separated by much narrower sets of yellow-black-yellow bands. The numbers of black bands on the body may vary from 10 to 24, and an additional 3 to 8 on the tail. The Central American coral snake's venom contains a strong neurotoxin, causing neuromuscular dysfunction.
El Valle de Anton, Panama