UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County first came to ICS requesting an infographic to illustrate how to identify a venomous snake and common types that dwell in Southwest Florida. This infographic would be used by the public as a tool to become more ... READ MORE
There are 46 species of native snakes in Florida, six are venomous, and two of the six live only in north Florida and the Panhandle.
People tend to have visceral reactions to snakes that usually involves a degree of fear and loathing. The ... READ MORE
Of the approximately twenty species of venomous snakes found in the United States, only six venomous snakes are found in Florida. Here is a helpful guide to identify those venomous snakes.
EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE
Size: Usually 3–5 ... READ MORE
Pygmy Rattlesnakes are one of the most common venomous snakes residents can encounter. They are the smallest of the four venomous species. Sizes vary but they rarely exceed 20” in length. These little guys can be found in many different environments. ... READ MORE
There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida. The Southern Copperhead is one of only six venomous snakes that one might encounter while outdoors in the Florida Panhandle. A uniquely beautiful and secretive snake, ... READ MORE
Florida provides many opportunities to enjoy nature. Those who like hiking, camping or swimming may have been acquainted with the many species of snakes native to the state—46 to be exact. While this number may scare some people, only six ... READ MORE
You are most likely to encounter a snake when the temperature is neither too hot or too cool. This means you chances of seeing a snake in the great outdoors during the middle of the day is greatly increased in the Spring and Fall of the year. ... READ MORE