|This image above looks like one of those crazy annoying advertisements you'd see on the right hand side of your computer screen as you're trying to read the REAL news - but it's not. This IS the real news. Judging from CAD records, the home in question was on the west side of League City in the general vicinity of Clear Springs High School. |
The coral snake identification mantra (used to distinguish them from less harmful snakes that mimic their protective coloration):
Red touches yellow, kill a fellow.
Red touches black, friend of Jack (or "fellow be back").
Screengrab courtesy of KTRK.
|In contrast, finding the likes of this guy around here is fairly routine. This is a non-poisonous water snake we rescued one day a few years ago in Heritage Park down by Butler Longhorn Museum. He was tangled in some fishing line and the young child next to me helped to un-do the damage. I'm wearing gloves in this pic not because the snake is harmful but because he was listless (being throttled with fishing line will do that) and so I was initially cautious about the potential for zoonotic diseases.|
|This is the closest most people are ever going to get to that type of experience.|