Clearwater: Dealing With Dangerous Pests

Let’s face it, living in Pinellas county we have all sorts of dangerous pests. Whether it is yellow jackets, honey bees, dirty roaches, fire ants, chewing rats in your attic and even venomous snakes!

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Most snakes that you encounter in the wild will be harmless. But we do have venomous snakes that can strike fear in the hearts of many.

But we also have a few snakes that look almost identical to venomous snakes. Below is a list of the venomous snakes of Florida and the imposters that look just like them.

Keep in mind, there is no such thing as a poisonous snake…snakes are venomous. A general rule is, venom is injected while poison is swallowed or absorbed into the skin. For example, rattlesnakes are venomous, bufo toads are poisonous.

Venomous Florida Snakes

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Pygmy rattlesnake

Pygmy Rattlesnake
Pygmy Rattlesnake

Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth)

Water Moccasin, also known as a "Cottonmouth"
Water Moccasin, also known as a “Cottonmouth”

Coral Snake

A venomous coral snake
A venomous coral snake

Non-Venomous/Harmless Imposter Snakes

Imposter: Harmless banded water snake

The harmless banded water snake
The harmless banded water snake

Imposter: Harmless scarlet king snake

Harmless Scarlet King Snake
The harmless scarlet king snake looks like the venomous coral snake.

Imposter: Harmless scarlet snake

The harmless scarlet snake looks like the venomous coral snake.
The harmless scarlet snake looks like the venomous coral snake.

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