Florida is home to a wide range of flora and fauna that make this state one of the most unique in regards to the natural beauty and biological diversity that it provides. While there are many interesting animals out there, snakes tend to be one of the least favorite. However, they do us a very valuable service that is often under-appreciated by man-kind. Below is a list of some of the most common native snakes, along with a full list of all of the native venomous snakes this state has to offer. Feel free to click on a species' name to view the species' profile and see additional photos.


Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamenteus) - Venomous
Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contrortix) - Venomous
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri) - Venomous
Florida Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) - Venomous
Timber/Canebrake Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) - Venomous
Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius) - Venomous
Eastern Indigo (Drymarchon couperi) - Non- venomous *Endangered*
Eastern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) - Non-venomous
Eastern Hognose snake(Heterodon platirhinos) - Non-venomous
Southern Hognose snake (Heterodon simus) - Non-venomous
Scarlet Kingsnake (Lampropeltis elapsoides) - Non-venomous
Scarlet snake(Cemophora coccinea) - Non-venomous
Banded Water snake(Nerodia fasciata) - Non-venomous
Florida Green Water snake (Nerodia floridana)- Non- venomous
Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) - Non-venomous


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