Snakes In Your Backyard

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

 

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Posted: June 12, 2020


Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Hamilton County, Snakes, Wildlife


Comments:

Beth Kerr

November 11, 2020

Glad you like the suggestions! Have a wonderful holiday!

Mary Elaine Vickers
November 11, 2020

Great ideas! I am printing this off and saving it. Thanks!

Joseph Hopkins
October 31, 2020

Hello Ghicks, This is a very Good story the student are planted two trees it's very good work for our nature. Thank you for share this article.

Beth Kerr
August 10, 2020

Thank you, Tracy! There are many great simple and inexpensive cleaning ideas that can save us money at the stores!

Tracy Fedor
August 7, 2020

Beth Kerr is a awesome advocate for the best things in life are simple and good. Thank you .

Yvonne Florian
June 24, 2020

I recently had to remove a Red Rat Snake from my home. I had the doors and windows open and 13 newly hatched chicks peeping in the dining room. I think she smelled the chicks, came in under the screen door and got lost under my bed, where she spent the night. I found her in my bathroom next day and was able to catch and release her back out in the yard, after a photo of course. Mom the snake catcher. She was over four feet long!

Lor
June 23, 2020

Thanks! Just came across a six-foot snake in my backyard. I didn't stop to identify it, but this will be helpful if we ever cross paths again.

Tracy
May 24, 2020

Well said Thank you for the great information.

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