A Harlequin Snake on a white background
Harlequin Snakes, also known as Coral Snakes, have alternating bands of black, red, and yellow.
An Eastern Coral Snake slithers through the grass
Unlike most snakes, a Harlequin Snake's bands of color go completely around their bodies.
An Eastern Coral Snake crawls over sandy soil
Harlequin Snakes are extremely venomous, but they avoid confrontation
A Spotted Harlequin Snake sticks out its tongue
Spotted Harlequin Snake (Homoroselaps lacteus) from South Africa
Spotted Harlequin Snakes are toxic, but not considered to be deadly
An Eastern Coral Snake on decaying vegetation
Harlequin Snakes (Coral Snakes) confuse their prey because it's difficult to tell their heads from their tails