Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
"Red on black, venom lack;
Red on yellow, kill a fellow."
This poem can help you remember how to tell the difference between a non-venomous Scarlet Milksnake and the venomous Coral Snake. When the black bands touch red bands, the snake is harmless. However, birds and other predators that may want to eat these snakes don't know the difference. I took this photo at the Living Desert Museum in Palm Desert, California.