Florida is home to more snake species than most other states in the U.S. With over 50 species, Florida offers a warm climate for snakes and other reptiles to habitat.
The most commonly seen snakes in Florida are the non-poisonous snakes that you will see around your house and in your gardens.
The biggest concern for Floridians with snakes is if a snake they see is dangerous and poisonous. The poisonous snakes in Florida include:
- Eastern Coral Snake
- Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
- Pigmy Rattlesnake
- Timber Rattlesnake
- Copperhead aka Water Moccasin
There are also invasive snake species that are growing in Florida with people releasing their pets and these include the reticulated python and the green anaconda.