Micrurus fulvius fulvius
Homosassa Springs State Park
This lovely snake has the warning colors to remind predators and people that it is highly venomous. The Scarlet Milk Snake has the same colors, but different banding patterns. It helps to remember the little poems:
"Red on yellow, kill a fellow; red on black, friend of Jack", or "Red on Yellow Kills a Fellow, Red on Black, Venom Lack." The milksnakes have red bands touching the black bands.