Fun Facts on Florida's Native Snakes: 

- Snakes cannot bite their food, so they have to eat it whole. Their jaws are flexable, allowing them to eat prey that is bigger than their head!  

 

- Snakes do not have eyelids... that's just a fun fact to know! 

 

- Snakes do not have external ears, they have internal ears. 

 

- Snakes are found on every continent in the world, except for Antarctica... Maybe it's just too cold for them there. 

 

- Most snakes are harmless and help control the rodent population. They are very beneficial to the ecosystem and should be left alone if seen. 

What to do if you see a snake:

- Is it outside? Leave it alone! Most snake bites with humans occur when the snake is being harrassed or threatened. If you leave it alone and give it space, the snake will move on. Afterall, snakes are suppose to be outside in their natural habitiat.  

 

- Is it inside? Give us a call! We can dispatch a trained Wildlife Technician to remove it from your home and bring it back to the wild. 

 

Because of the variety of snakes that Florida has to offer, we recommend taking a picture from a safe distance and email to PeskyVarmintsFL@aol.com so we can help to identify the species and know whether it is venomous or non-venomous.  

NON-Native Snakes in Florida;

There are a variety of non-native snakes, or invasive snakes, that have shown to have a breeding population throughout the Florida Everglades. These species include (but not limited to); 

1. Burmese Python 

2. Reticualted Python

3. African Python

4. Anaconda 

Visit our Python Page for more information!

Native Snakes of Florida

There are 44 species of Native Snakes in the State of Florida, of which 6 species are venomous. Below is an overview on the different species; 

VENOMOUS Snakes in the State of Florida - 

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

2. Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

3. Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin) 

4. Coral Snake

5. Timber Rattlesnake

6. Copperhead 

NON-VENOMOUS Snakes in the State of Florida - 

1. Blackracer (One of the most common seen)

2. Eastern Indigo Snake (Black)

3. Ratsnake (Variety of colors, including yellow and grey)

4. Red Cornsnake

4. Variety of Kingsnakes, including the (red) Scarlet Kingsnake

5. Southern Hognosed Snake

6. Brown Watersnake

7. Blindsnake

8. Florida Brownsnake

9. Gartersnake

10. Eastern Coachwhip

11. Eastern Ribbonsnake

12. Florida Crowned Snake 

13. Red-Bellied Mudsnake

14. Pinesnake

15. Pine Woods Littersnake

16. Rainbow Snake

17. Ring-Necked Snake

18. Earth Snake

19. Green Snake

20. Crowned Snake

21. Large Variety of Water Snakes and Swamp Snakes 

For more information on Living with Snakes, CLICK HERE to visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. 

 

CLICK HERE for a Florida Snake ID Guide

Native Snakes are extremely beneficial to Florida's ecosystem. They are a natural pest control to help keep down the rodent population.  

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