How to spot venomous snakes in Florida

Published On: Jul 15 2014 09:02:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2014 09:36:42 PM EDT

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, of the 44 species of native snakes in Florida, only six are venomous. They can be easily recognized by some distinctive field marks.

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The eastern diamondback is the largest and most dangerous of Florida's native snakes, the FWC says. Its large body size, quantity of venom, aggressive defensive tactics and tremendous striking speed make this snake one to be treated with extreme caution. (Photo courtesy of the FWC)

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