This venomous snake has very interesting markings for a snake. The average length of this snake in real life is about 20 inches -- this one is 26 inches long. Skins are bright with alternating red, yellow and black bands around the body. The red bands touch the yellow bands. In contrast, the coral snake's non-venomous look-alikes, the scarlet kingsnake and the scarlet snake, have bands of black between their bands of yellow and red. Coral snakes usually have a black nose.. NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5. Non-toxic, all new material used in its construction. Washable. Hand-crafted. Filled with a poly material.