Eastern coral snake

Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina – Eastern Coral Snake (NC Partners in Reptile and Amphibian Conservation)
Coral snakes are rather slender snakes distinguished by a body with red, yellow, and black rings. It is a venomous snake and when the eastern coral snake bites, it usually holds tightly while the venom takes effect.

Eastern Coral Snake (University of Florida IFAS Extension)
The average adultĀ  length of an adult Eastern Coral Snake is 1.5-2.5 feet. It is a venomous species in the same family (Elapidae) as Cobras.

Eastern Coral Snake (Outdoor Alabama)
Although not considered aggressive, the Eastern Coral Snake does possess the most toxic venom of any North American snake; thus, potentially very hazardous to humans and should never be handled.