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Arizona Coral Snake

Maricopa County Snake - Venomous

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Arizona Coral Snake

The Arizona Coral Snake (Micruroides euryxanthus) is also called the Sonoran Coral Snake. It's a small snake, related to the cobra, and can be found in the Phoenix desert. The neurotoxic venom can be very dangerous. Avoid this snake!

© Dr. Brendan P. O'Connor, used with permission. Some descriptions obtained from AZ PARC.

A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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