VENOMOUS SNAKES OF FLORIDA


Let me start by saying that I am not a herpetologist. These pages are designed to give limited information about the venomous snakes of Florida, but should in no way be considered a complete guide.

If you don't live in Florida, please take the time to learn about the venomous snakes and other venomous animals of your own area, and teach your children and loved ones about them as well. In addition to the information listed on this site, I have many links on my Venomous Links page that may assist in learning about the venomous snakes in your area.

The Venomous Snakes of Florida
There are 6 species of venomous snakes that inhabit Florida. I feel that anyone who lives in or visits Florida should make themselves aware of these snakes, and learn how to identify them. Children especially, whom snakes often fascinate, should be made aware of these 6 species. A lot of snakebites occur because people are uniformed about the venomous snakes that inhabit Florida, and mistakenly think them harmless. The best rule of thumb is - if you don't know what kind of snake it is - leave it alone.

The 6 species of venomous snakes in Florida are listed below. Click on any of the snake names below for information about the species.


External links involving the snakes of Florida

For more information on venomous snakes, please see the Venomous Links page.


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