Rule #1:

RED touches BLACK; you’re OK, Jack;

RED touches YELLOW; you’re a dead fellow!

According to  Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, “If you’re going to have a venomous snake in your yard, the Coral snake is the one you want.” Reason: They do not coil and strike like a rattlesnake. They will only bite if handled!

Four common venomous snakes are found in the Florida area:  the eastern coral snake, the Florida cottonmouth, also known as the water moccasin, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, and the eastern diamondback rattlesnake.  Once you learn to identify these four snakes, you don’t need to worry about the other 50+ species of non-venomous snakes we have here in Florida.

For more information, CLICK HERE to see the FWC Information page on Living with Snakes.