Sep 11, 2013 11:14 PM by Mike Manzoni -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.