Coral snakes are easy to spot by their distinctive coloring. They have alternating, red, yellow, and black bands. Did you get that? Red and yellow are touching each other, meaning this bad boy is poisonous. Be on the look out. There are counterfeit corals that have alternating red, black, and yellow bands. These aren’t poisonous. Coral snakes are shorter than other venomous snakes. They average about 40 inches and have smaller mouths and fangs.
Credit: Alamy Of England’s three snake species, adders are the most often seen, in forests and on heathland mainly in the south-west and north-east. Spot them in early spring when they first emerge from hibernation.
Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the front pair of which may be quite long. Large and stout, it ranges in total length (body + tail) from 72 to 107 cm.