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What is a blue coral snake?

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The blue coral snake is distinguished by the bright blue stripes on the sides of its body. The top of the snake's body is black, and it has a bright red head. This highly deadly snake is native to Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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The blue coral snake lives in forests and lowland areas and usually surfaces mid-morning. It slithers along the ground, so most encounters with people are on walking paths through the forests. When a person comes upon the snake, the snake often flees like other snakes. However, it may coil and prepare to strike in some instances.

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