Florida Snake Identification Guide (With Pictures & Charts)

Banded Watersnake (Nerodia fasciata)

Banded Watersnake Nerodia fasciata
Natalie McNear Source – Under Creative Commons license


Eastern Racer (Coluber constrictor)

Eastern Racer Coluber constrictor
Peter Paplanus
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Florida Brown Snake (Storeria victa)

Florida Brown Snake Storeria victa
Andrew DuBois

Florida Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti)

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Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea)

Scarlet snake Cemophora coccinea
Peter Paplanus

Brown Watersnake (Nerodia taxispilota)

Brown Water Snake Nerodia taxispilota
Tom Spinker

Southern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor priapus)

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor priapus
Peter Paplanus

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus
Peter Paplanus

Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius)

Peter Paplanus

Scarlet Kingsnake (Lampropeltis elapsoides)

Scarlet kingsnake Lampropeltis elapsoides

Florida Green Watersnake (Nerodia floridana)

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Common Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Cornsnake Pantherophis guttatus

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus
Peter Paplanus

Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis saurita)

Ribbon snake Thamnophis saurita

Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Tom Murray

Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Eastern Ratsnake Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Mudsnake (Farancia abacura)

Mudsnake Farancia abacura

Pine Woods Snake (Rhadinaea flavilata)

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Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum
Peter Paplanus

Plain-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster)

Plain bellied Watersnake Nerodia erythrogaster
Vicki DeLoach

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