The Identification of the Eastern Coral Snake

Coral Snakes are small (around 3 feet) vibrantly colored snakes that are highly venomous. You can identify a Coral Snake in two ways: there’s the rhyme: “red touching black is a friend of Jack’s” and “red touching yellow will kill a fellow.” The other way is that a Coral Snake has a black head and…

The Identification of the Southern Copperhead

This snake is not in Jacksonville, but technically it still is in Florida (more up north going into Georgia). The Copperhead’s venom is not as potent as some of the other venomous snakes in Florida, and a bite is usually not life-threatening, but it can still be a painful experience. The first thing that comes…

The Identification of the Water Moccasin/ Cottonmouth

This short and stubby snake usually obtains lengths around 3-4 feet, but there have been reports of the occasional six-footer! These snakes have a potent hemotoxic venom which destroys red blood cells and muscle tissue. Victims feel instant pain when bitten. Cottonmouths can be identified by their short and stubby brownish bodies. They may also…