Micrurus – Coral snakes

Cloaked in a striking pattern of vibrant red, yellow, and black bands, these serpents possess a venomous bite that can be fatal to humans

The average length of coral snakes is between 45 and 50 cm (18 and 20 in), while certain species can grow as long as 1 meter (3 ft).

Coral snakes have the second-strongest venom in the family of snakes, but their venom delivery method is subpar. Most bites on humans do not result in death since they must practically gnaw on their victim to thoroughly inject their poison.

Lizards and other little smooth-scaled snakes are the main prey of coral snakes. Most of the time, they hide out in burrows, beneath rocks, or among decaying leaves.