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I have lost track on how many of these I have killed around here. At least 15 or more. This one came slithering across the yard when I was letting the dog out.

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I've only seen ONE Coral Snake in the 40 years I've been in East Texas.

Probably a dozen or more growing up in Austin. No question that they seem more prevalent in pockets and habitat.

That was a pretty one.


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Only one I've ever seen was near Palestine. Only a couple of copperheads too, but 100's of rattlesnakes.


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That would make a nice hat band.

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Never seen one in Mills county (or in person, anywhere in TX). I can think of only 4-5 copperheads too. Plenty of rattlers, though.


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I've only seen one copperhead, zero coral snakes and tons of rattlers! I'm not sure coral snakes are in Young county. Never heard of anyone ever seeing one!


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I caught one in Montgomery a few years ago, only ever seen a couple.
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Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.


I have just admired and left alone the ones I have encountered. I would not pick one up for the simple reason my luck I would get that one that hated it from the get go. Why Kill them well a good friend has killed several around his house a couple well 2 feet long one right at 30 inches. Young kid at home is a good enough reason in that case.


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Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.


I have just admired and left alone the ones I have encountered. I would not pick one up for the simple reason my luck I would get that one that hated it from the get go. Why Kill them well a good friend has killed several around his house a couple well 2 feet long one right at 30 inches. Young kid at home is a good enough reason in that case.




Yeah, I'm not picking up a coral snake either. I kill all the rattle headed copper moccasins around my place. I've also killed some common water snakes due to mis-identification, just never saw a reason to kill a coral snake.


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.



Likelihood is "extremely low" until you are the one that gets bit -

in the wild? I let snakes go their way. Around my house or deer camp they are eliminated - period.


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.


I have 2 dogs in the yard and a 8 yr.old granddaughter that is over here several days a week. I am not taking the chance that one could be bitten.



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This one was under a board laying beneath my stand, SUPRISE !!!

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Just remember one thing when dealing with coral snakes. As of Aug. 2022, there is no FDA-approved antivenom for coral snake bites in the US. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the only manufacturer of North American Coral Snake Antivenom since 1967, stopped production in 2006. Was not cost effective to make with so few bites. Although the FDA has extended the expiration date of some vials of this antivenom, current stock is expected to expire in June 2024.

Coralmyn, manufactured by Bioclon, a Mexican company is effective against both main types of US coral snakes. Certain antivenoms for exotic snakes may be used in consultation with a medical toxicologist if in date. Research in the use of foreign elapid antivenoms such as for cobras is ongoing in the US.

Remember, a coral snake has venom that is a neurotoxin that may not show its worst effects for up to eight hours after the bite including descending paralysis and eventual respiratory failure. It is paramount to get the patient to a medical facility with access to one of these hard to get antivenoms.

I have seen three fairly large coral snakes on my place in Inez in the last year and I killed the largest one I ever saw by far in my shop at my East Texas place a few years back.

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had one that looked like this crawl up on the boat on fork at the 154 bridge, hung out for a while in the jackplate then went somewhere else. no idea what it was till I looked it up. they come in a few different colorations.



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Coral snakes bite by striking with their head in a stabbing motion and injecting venom through their small, fixed fangs. Unlike pit vipers, which have hinged fangs and strike quickly, coral snakes need to chew to inject venom, and they may hang on for a short time to deliver a significant amount. However, coral snakes can actually inject venom quickly in a brief bite. Coral snake bites are often difficult to see and may not leave a mark.


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Never seen one of these guys in the wild before. The post above about no antivenom is a little nerve wracking.

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Why kill a coral snake? They aren't aggressive, and the likelihood of a bit is extremely low, unless you are effing with it.
right, don't see the point on any as far as that goes unless close to house


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