How do you tell if a snake is poisonous or not?

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asked Oct 21 in Other-Environment by Kaworu (230 points)
How do you tell if a snake is poisonous or not?

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answered Oct 22 by Prigen (5,280 points)
Most snakes that are poisonous have pupils that are similar to a cat's; an oblong shape with peaked ends, like a slit in the center of the eye.

Snakes that are not poisonous usually have round pupils.

However The coral snake, which is a very venomous poisonous snake in the United States, has round pupils.

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