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SOUTHERN CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus frontalis
Found in north-eastern Paraguay, this is a large coral snake capable of inflicting a deadly bite, though perhaps fortunately very reluctant to do so! When threatened this species may hide the head and raise the tail, curling it around to attract attention. Any predator dim enough to try to grab the tail as a result, earns itself a nasty surprise! This is a diurnal, terrestrial snake of forested areas.
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