My friends, wife, and I had just finished a nice ride at Morris Bridge and were bull*ting in the sand parking lot at the hole in the fence when my friend noticed something odd in the woods. A squirrel was going absolutely nuts...running around and flicking its tail as if it were trying to fend something off. After closer inspection my friend noticed a snake. After even further inspection we identified it as a Coral Snake about 2-3 ft in length. It was hanging out no more than 4-feet from the parking lot. I was actually amazed to see one in the wild (much less at 10am near relatively heavy human traffic)...the only ones I have seen prior to today were either at a zoo or dead on a road.
I know they are generally shy creatures, but be careful if you are stomping through the woods near the sand parking lot by the hole in the fence. One bite from this beautiful reptile could result in a very bad trip to the ER or, if not treated quickly, a trip to the mortuary.