October 30, 2016 15 Comments
Since it is that creepy-crawly time of year, here are pictures of snakes that we have seen in Florida over the years. Sightings are actually few and far between. The most beautiful snake we’ve seen is the Rough Green Snake. The biggest and scariest snake we’ve seen is the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (we were in the car and this several-foot-long snake crawled across the dirt road in front of us). The majority of Florida snakes are nonvenomous, and all native snakes play an important part in the environment. In this collection only the last two – the Coral Snake and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake – are venomous. And in case you want to know, venomous snakes have cat-eye or narrow slit pupils, and nonvenomous ones have round pupils.