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Rat Snakes

Red rat snake

Though non-venemous, red rat snakes can take an aggressive posture and defend themselves from any perceived threat.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Invasive species are encroaching on Florida’s natural plant and animal inhabitants. From the Tropical Soda Apple, to Burmese pythons and Cuban treefrogs, the indigenous population of flora and fauna are suffering; therefore, protecting the species native to our beloved state is of the utmost importance.

Like spiders and scorpions, non-poisonous rat snakes are considered beneficial to the environment, so next time you reach for the shovel, use it to scoop the snake up and transport it elsewhere, instead. Read the full article here!