Now is a good time for a reminder to all of us about knowing safe snakes from dangerous ones. No matter how well groomed we keep our lawns, from time to time we all see snakes in our backyard. Check out this website for a wealth of information (includes photos) on snake species found in Florida.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/FL-GUIDE/onlineguide.htm or On-line Guide to Snakes of Florida.
Note also that snakes may move with changing habitat. For example, where land is being cleared and new development is occurring, people in surrounding neighborhoods should be aware that these changes may occur.
Source: Safety News & Notes, UF/IFAS, June 2008