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How Many Florida Snakes are Venomous?

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If you love snakes, then Florida is your place! There are a total of forty-four (44) species of snakes in the State of Florida and believe it or not only six (6) of Florida’s forty-four snake species are actually venomous.

  • Eastern coral snake
  • Southern copperhead
  • Cottonmouth (also known as water moccasins)
  • Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
  • Timber rattlesnake
  • Dusky pygmy rattlesnake.
Video – Living With Wildlife: Snakes by MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife

Cover photo by Donald Tong on