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Mojave Desert of the US

Along with rattlesnakes, coral snakes and kingsnakes are also common types of desert snake found in the US in areas such as New Mexico and Arizona. Both coral snakes and mountain kingsnakes appear fairly similar in color, with bands of red, black, and yellow or white. Their differences are important, however, as coral snakes are highly poisonous and can be recognized by the fact that the red bands directly touch the yellow or white bands on their bodies. Kingsnakes, however, have the black on their bodies separating the red and white or yellow, and are not poisonous. In fact, kingsnakes are typically immune to snake venom and tend to feed on other snakes such as rattlesnakes, as well as birds and rodents.

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