Venomous Snakes of
Florida

and Snakebite Treatment
By Greg (Snakeman) Longhurst
Photos By Bill Love



  • The State of Florida is home to the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Canebrake Rattlesnake, Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, Southern Copperhead, Florida Cottonmouth and the Eastern Coral Snake.
  • The Diamondback, Cottonmouth, Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake & Coral Snake are found in every county in the state, while the Copperhead is restricted to the panhandle, and the Canebrake is found across northern Florida on a line with the southern part of the panhandle.
  • Of the six, four are capable of inflicting life-threatening bites to adult humans.
  • The Florida Cottonmouth may be encountered by fishermen who fish inshore salt or brackish waters, but especially by freshwater fishermen.