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Snakes

Snakes are common throughout Florida, but despite their reputation, most snakes should not be feared.

Florida is home to 44 species of native snakes, but only 6 of them are venomous - the chance of being bitten by a venomous snake is very low.

Florida's snakes play important roles in our ecosystem, not only as predators that help to control rodent populations, but also as important prey for other wildlife. Sadly, the survival of many of our snakes is threatened by development, road mortality, and persecution by humans.  By learning to safely deal with and even "get along" with snakes, you can reduce your risk of being bitten and can allow Florida's snakes to play their role in our environment without fearing for your safety.

The information provided in these links (courtesy of the Orange County / University of Florida - IFAS Extension Education Center) are intended to make you more informed about Florida's snakes, assist with identifying and learning the benefits or dangers associated with each breed.

Living Safe with Snakes
Central Florida's Most Common Non-Venomous Snakes
Central Florida's Venomous Snakes
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