Florida Snakes

Colorful Corn Snake

Colorful Corn Snake

Close-up of Corn Snake Scales

Close-up of Corn Snake Scales

Yellow Rat Snake in Grass

Yellow Rat Snake in Grass

Yellow Rat Snake in Nesting Gourd

Yellow Rat Snake in Nesting Gourd

Beautiful Rough Green Snake

Beautiful Rough Green Snake

Tiny Ringneck Snake

Tiny Ringneck Snake

Curled Tail Revealing Orange Underside

Curled Tail Revealing Orange Underside

Black Racer Zig-Zag Following Grooves in Wall

Black Racer Zig-Zag Following Grooves in Wall

Shy Eastern Coral Snake

Shy Eastern Coral Snake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Close-up of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Close-up of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

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.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

15 Responses to Florida Snakes

  1. Kongo says:

    Creepy but great shots. Especially the first one!

  2. Nick Hunter says:

    I like snakes and was happy to see a post featuring them… they deserve much more positive publicity than they get. The image of the black racer following the mortar grooves is priceless! Thanks.

    • Pam says:

      Thanks! I like snakes too! That black racer was amazing. Never seen anything like it before or since. At work we have a black racer that lives in a little hole at the base of the building. We enjoy seeing his head sticking out when we get there in the morning. Although the Diamondback rattlesnake was venomous, we were awestruck by its beauty and size. And most everybody around here likes corn snakes. They are really pretty.

  3. SoyBend says:

    Great pictures of some beautiful snakes!

  4. Iñigo Boy says:

    I’m scared of snakes, but your photos are lovely!

  5. Janson Jones says:

    Good stuff, Pam. That Yellow rat was ready to have some babies!!!

  6. I was glad to read these shots were taken over the years and not in a day or week! 🙂 Your first capture is amazing, Pam!

    • Pam says:

      Thanks! Yes happily I’m not stepping over snakes every day. It is a treat when I see them. Though I did jump once when one surprised me hiding in a bin and almost fell out on my feet! Fortunately it was a black racer that literally raced away as fast as it could. 🙂

  7. ventisqueras says:

    OmmioDio! sono impressionanti! ho paura di sfiorarli anche solo sul video ha ah

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