Florida Snakes

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
  • Cottonmouth
  • 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. 

See the links below for some great information about snakes in Florida.


Florida Listings

Great list with images and descriptions from the University of Florida.

Good information about snakes in Florida with images. 

Burmese Python
Florida Everglades' Epic Battle for the Top Predator in the Wetlands
Florida's establishment of the Burmese python has threatened many species in the Florida Everglades. Find out who has become their greatest rival in recent years.
Eddy Cespedes
Invasive species in Florida
The Dangers Posed by Florida’s Invasive Snake, The Burmese Python
The Burmese Python is an invasive species that has thrived in South Florida. Their presence has drastically changed the biodiversity in the Everglades within just a few short decades, and there is now more reason to try and control their population.
Eddy Cespedes