Although snakes can be found in all types of habitat, they prefer cool, dark and damp areas such as low shrubs, burrows, debris and boards. Florida is home to over forty-five (45) species of snakes. Six (6) of those species are venomous. There are only four (4) venomous snakes in the Central Florida area. They are the Eastern Coral Snake, The Florida Cottonmouth also known as the Water Moccasin, Pygmy Rattlesnake and the Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake. Their diets consist of lizards, birds, bird eggs, small mammals, insects, worms and even other snakes!
If you come across a snake, do not handle the snake unless you are an experienced snake handler. It is possible that you may be dealing with a venomous snake and a bite from a venomous snake can prove to be hazardous to your health if not deadly.