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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 24, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8584067

although coral snakes are not in this area, we were taught 'red & yellow together, watch out'. True?

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


May 24, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8584155

true
nmcnear
Novato, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8584322

Yep, there's actually some rhymes people use to help them remember... "Red touches yellow, kills a fellow. Red touches black, friend of Jack" is one variation. This saying is adequate in all of the United States, save for portions of the Mohave and Sonoran Deserts, where there are a couple small, harmless species where red touches yellow. It is never the other way around though (i.e., there aren't any coral snakes in the US where red touches black).
ronjanvan
Sparks Glencoe, MD

May 31, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8599254

Red touches yellow; you're a dead fellow. Red touches black; you're okay jack.

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