VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - A central Florida neighborhood is living in fear as a new neighbor slithers into town. We're talking about one of the most dangerous snakes in North America.
Coral snakes are extremely venomous and a number of people in Volusia County say they have spotted the snakes in their yards and in their parks.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it is very common to see the snakes this time of year, but neighbors are still uneasy.
"We do walking trails every day; I haven't seen anything like that, but I wasn't aware they were out here like this," said DeBary resident Karen Walbroel. "I'm not sure I'm going to be walking him out here every day anymore."
FWC says coral snakes are shy and timid and that they won't attack unless provoked. FWC also says they will not come out and trap the snakes. If you want one removed you will have to call a trapper.