Information About the Snakes of North America and Florida

List of Florida Snake Species

Click any of the below snake species for photographs and more information.

Guide to Florida's Venomous Snakes

The below are the venomous snakes of Florida:
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Coral Snake
Water Moccasin a.k.a. Cottonmouth
Pygmy Rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake

The below 6 are the most commonly sighted snakes of Florida, in order:
1. Black Racer (the juvenile, very commonly seen, looks nothing like the adult)
2. Corn Snake aka Red Rat Snake
3. Garter Snake
4. Banded Water Snake
5. Yellow Rat Snake
6. Florida Ringneck Snake
....these six species of snake account for 90% of Florida's snake sightings, even though there are forty-four species of snake in the state.

The below are non-native snakes of Florida:
Boa Constrictor
Burmese Python

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