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.

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