Common Snakes Found in Florida

Common Snakes Found in Florida

Just like anywhere, Florida has its fair share of snakes. There are 50 different types of species of snakes in Florida and only six are venomous to humans. While snakes can be threatening, they are more frightened of you than you are of them. 

12 non-venomous snakes found in Florida:

  1. Banded Water Snake
  2. Black Pine Snake
  3. Black Racer
  4. Black Rat Snake
  5. Blue Stripe Garter Snake
  6. Burmese Python 
  7. Common Kingsnake
  8. Eastern Coachwhip
  9. Eastern Corn Snake
  10. Florida Rough Green Snake
  11. Florida Water Snake
  12. Indigo Snake 

6 common venomous snakes: 

  1. Cottonmouth (aka, Water Moccasin)
  2. Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake (aka, Pigmy Rattler or Ground Rattler) 
  3. Eastern Coral Snake (aka, Coral Snake)
  4. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Rattlesnake or Rattler)
  5. Southern Copperhead (Copperhead, Highland Moccasin or Chunkhead)
  6. Timber Rattlesnake (aka Canebrake Rattlesnake)

If you live in Florida, chances are you have seen at least a few of these snakes but here’s what you do if you find one in or around your home. 

  • Stay calm
  • Keep all children and pets away from the snake
  • Snakes want to try to escape, so don’t stand between them and a large bushy area
  • Keep a safe distance while you try to identify it as venomous or not
  • If you feel the need to remove it from your yard, you can spray it gently with a hose

When unsure about how to react to a snake in your yard or home, always call in a professional who can guide you. Wildout Animal and Pest Removal will provide you with a free inspection of your property to look for the snake and any other pests that are roaming your home or yard.