Scarlet snake

The Scarlet snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Scarlet Snake is uncommon to locally common throughout its range. The subspecies C. c. lineri is state listed as threatened in Texas. More

The Northern Scarlet Snake is a medium-sized snake measuring about 15 inches in length with young approximately 7.5 inches long. The snake has red to orange saddles with black edges that are separated by yellow bands that blend with its cream belly. More

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Description: The scarlet snake is slender with smooth scales and has a striking color pattern which closely resembles the venomous coral snake—banded red, black, and yellow (or white). More

The scarlet snake feeds on insects, lizards, small snakes, mice, and reptile eggs. More

The Scarlet King Snake and the Scarlet Snake both have black separating the red from the yellow or white. They both have red faces. The Scarlet Snake will have a white belly and the red is realy a wide saddle instead of a ring. More

of the Scarlet Snake is similar to the Scarlet Kingsnake, but the Scarlet Snakes bands do not continue across the belly - they do in the Scarlet Kingsnake. Red nose with red bands touching black. More

scarlet kingsnake and the scarlet snake have red noses. Also, on both the coral snake and the scarlet kingsnake the rings go all the way around the body, but not on the scarlet snake which has a white belly. More

non-venomous scarlet snake (Cemophora cocinnea), but it really is easy to distinguish between the three species. More

and the scarlet snake, because coral snakes have yellow bands adjacent to their red bands. An old poem is a helpful reminder: “Red and black, friend of Jack; red and yellow, kill a fellow. More

image of Northern Scarlet SnakeOne of Missouri's most brilliantly colored snakes that is extremely rare to find. It is similar in pattern and color to the red milk snake, but instead has a red or orange color snout and a spotless, white belly. More

The Northern Scarlet Snake is a nonvenomous species that grows up to 66 cm. The longest living northern scarlet snake known was 15 years. The pattern of the upper body consists of wide bands of orange and narrow bands of black and off white. More

Food: The Scarlet Snake seems to prefer the eggs of other snake and lizard species. Behavior: This species burrows and is primarily nocturnal, although it is occasionally found below rotting logs or rocks. Reproduction: The clutch consists of 3 to 8 elongate eggs. More

Scarlet snakes can be distinguished from scarlet king snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides) in that scarlet snakes’ bands do not encircle their entire body as do the bands of scarlet king snakes. Scarlet snakes’ bellies are solid white, gray, or pink. More

Scarlet Snakes are considered to be mimics of the venomous Coral Snake. Scarlet Snakes have plain whithish or yellowish bellies and, thus, are easily distinguishable from the Coral Snakes. My experience in the Piedmont has been that Scarlet Snakes are uncommon. More

Code Species Length Pose Eye Price MRR-83 Scarlet Snake 12" Crawling on Rock 2mm 35. More

Description: Scarlet snakes are fairly small More

In the nonvenomous scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea), that is similar in appearance, the bands across the back do not extend across the belly. In sections of northern Georgia and Tennessee the two milksnake subspecies are known to intergrade with varying results in pattern and coloration. More

Common names

scarlet snake in English - English
Scharlachnatter in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Cemophora
Species : Cemophora coccinea
Authority : BLUMENBACH 1788