Snakes That Live in the Everglades

 Snakes That Live in the Everglades

Snakes That Live in the Everglades

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Everglades is most likely an alligator. However, there are currently 50 species of snakes in Florida, and 23 of those species live in the Everglades. Here is a quick list of some of the snakes found in the Everglades:

Eastern Indigo Snake- This species is rare and nonvenomous. It also bites infrequently. Since the Eastern Indigo is a rare species, it is a federally protected, threatened species. Eastern Indigos prefer to live in drier, upland areas, and their diet consists of small mammals, birds, frogs and snakes. This snake measures in at 9 feet long- on average! You won’t miss this guy if you spot it in the Everglades.

Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake- This is one of the few venomous snakes living in the Everglades. This species poses a threat because it is so small and its rattle is hard to hear- it sounds like an insect buzz. Pigmy Rattlesnakes enjoy hiding in the swamps and marshes, so you may not be able to spot them during an Everglades airboat ride either.

Everglades Rat Snake- This snake has one of the most striking appearances and one you won’t miss out in the Everglades. The rat snake is nonvenomous and lives in the wetlands and swamps, so the Everglades is the perfect home for a rat snake.

Plan a visit to Everglades Holiday Park and take a ride on our unforgettable Everglades airboat ride to learn more about these snakes and maybe even see one up close!

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