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Way back when (the 26th of May), I asked:
>You see 3 smallish, almost cylindrical snakes, all striped red, yellow and
> A: ...R Y B Y R Y B Y R Y B Y...
> B: ...B R Y R B R Y R B R Y R...
> C: ...Y B R B Y B R B Y B R B...
>Which is dangerously venomous, which is harmless, and which is new to
The answer I was looking for was A, C, B respectively. You avoid A, ignore
C and investigate B. (It turns out to be a hitherto-unknown morph of
kingsnake. If you keep it, you discover when it sloughs that some joker had
Two people believe that the rule (red on yellow = venomous, red on black =
safe) is unreliable. There are certainly a few non-venomous snakes with red
on white, and there may be some with red on yellow. As for venomous snakes
which are YBRB, there don't seem to be any, but I disclaim all liability.
I had five correct answers and two incorrect ones (one of which quoted the
rule correctly). And one respondent explained why he didn't know or care.
All the best,