America's rarest snake found

Tantilla olitica, also known as the Rim Rock Crown Snake, was found at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.

The Florida Museum of Natural History said in a press release that the snake was sighted for the first time in four years.

The snake was found by a hiker, who alerted the park staff. The edge-crowned snake is a non-venomous, endangered species.

It is endemic to southern Florida and is rarely seen. This is the first time a rim-crowned snake has been seen eating arthropods.

Scientists did post-mortem to know the cause of death autopsy found that the centipede's venomous pin had pierced the snake's side, causing internal bleeding.

But scientists have determined that snakes that regularly eat centipedes are said to be immune to the venom, meaning it is unlikely to cause death.

Scientists have determined that it must have been the size of a centipede that killed the snake.

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