How many species of snakes are found in Florida?
Way too many to list here. Florida and Texas have more snake species than any other states-- in Florida, about 50 different species (6 venomous and 44 non-venomous). That's because our hot and humid weather is perfect for reptiles to live and strive. Below are some of the more common non-venomous snakes that you may find in your backyard. Remember, these snakes are not harmful and are providing us a very valuable service eating rodents (that carry lots of diseases) and/or eating other venomous snakes. So, don't chop their heads off, just go back inside, get a glass of ice tea and by the time you come back out, they will probably be gone.