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Sep 11, 2013 11:14 PM by Mike Manzoni -- mmanzoni@kristv.com

Corpus Christi Woman Finds Deadly Snake, Kills It

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Teresa Williams never thought her backyard could be a dangerous place - that was until last night when she encountered a poisonous coral snake, one of the deadliest species in North America.

She said she was afraid the snake might bite her or her dogs, so she grabbed a broom and did what she needed to do.

"He was lifeless, and so I was able to pick him up and put him on the cement and just finish him off with his head to make sure he was dead."

Although coral snakes - known for their red, black and yellow rings - are extremely venomous, experts say they rarely bite humans.

Williams said animal control officers plan to pick up the animal Thursday morning.

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