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Introduced Snake Found in Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos

By Cecilia Alvear

Co-authored with George Lewis

It looks like a deadly coral snake, but it isn’t. Still, officials at the Galápagos National Park are highly concerned about the discovery of what appears to be a scarlet king snake, run over by a motorist near the town of Santa Rosa in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. There are four varieties of terrestrial snakes native to the Galápagos Islands and this is not one of them.

Photo by Galapagos National Park

According to a statement from the National Park, the snake was turned over to authorities on Sunday where it was identified by herpetologists …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green