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Question of the Week – Scarlet Kingsnake

Posted by romeethredge on July 3, 2014

The snake I was sent a photo of to identify was a Scarlet Kingsnake, a good guy, not a coral snake which is poisonous. I had many correct responses, here are a few.

“That is a scarlet King Snake not a coral snake. Red and Yellow kill a fellow red and black friendly Jack” Jimmy Clements

“King snake… red on yellow, kills a fellow.” Josh Thompson

 “It is a king snake.” Calvin Atkinson

“Yellow on black, friend of Jack. Yellow on Red, Rome is dead.” Stephen Houston

They are very secretive and so they are rarely seen, and usually are 2 feet long or less. Here’s a link to a fact sheet.

This week’s question is about this pigweed that was growing in a strange fashion in a cotton field. What happened here?

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Scarlet Kingsnake”

  1. Josh Thompson said

    Pulled but not removed from the field. Decided to regrow.

  2. Steve said

    Tillage turned it on its side and did not cover it and it continued grow

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