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Fact Checker: Is the Coral Snake Poem Accurate?

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Fact Checker: Is the Coral Snake Poem Accurate?

The old saying goes: “Red on yella, kill a fella. Red on black, a friend of Jack.” Another variant says: “Red against yellow, you’re a dead fellow. Red against black, you’re OK, Jack.” Outdoors folks from Arizona to the Carolinas have long learned such poems to help distinguish the highly venomous...