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SNAKES: THEY ARE ON THE MOVE


Florida has more than 40 species of snakes, only six of them are venomous. The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is one of those poisonous species. Although they may attain a body length of 8 feet, it is rare to find a rattler longer than 4 feet as seen in the photo.

There are two types of venomous snakes in Florida. They are Crotalidae, or pit viper, and the Elapidae. Included in the pit viper family are the diamondback rattlesnake, canebrake rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake, cottonmouth and copperhead. The Elapidae family is represented in Florida by the coral snake.

For more information on the six poisonous snakes of Santa Rosa County click here.

http://myfwc.com/media/1321792/Guide_to_venomous_snakes_in_FL.pdf

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/UW/UW22900.pdf

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