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Old 11-22-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Do you see SNAKES in your yard?

I was never aware that SNAKES were residing in FLORIDA until last year. Can you tell me, do you see them often? Thank you.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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Default Do you see SNAKES in your yard?

Well, I read about this online, that I forgot what year it was um maybe two years ago, snakes RATTLE SNAKES near the ORLANDO AIRPORT, ugh!!! so rattle snakes are well you know, and I read this online at the Daytona online JOURNAL NEWS that this lady worked very late at a hotel, she had and has to have the Security Guards to walk her to her car, well because EEKS!! the snakes they did not say what type of snakes they are, but the SNAKES are slithering all over the parking lot.... ohhhh that gave me the creeps! So if they what type of snakes??? I don kno if they are in DAYTONA or DAYTONA BEACH area, they gotta be a everywhere DON YOU TINK A SO?
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine, FL
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Yes, snakes are in abundance. But really, just leave them alone - stay away from them and let them go on with their life. They dont "attack" unless they feel threatened.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have seen a couple different types. black racers seem to be around... well until the dogs or hawks see them. I rescued a ring neck from the pool one day too. My mother has seen coral snakes, rattlers and water moccassins in Palm Bay so there are many down here. most are way more affraid of you.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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I saw and heard a Rattlesnake in my backyard about a year ago down here in Miami!
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was never aware that SNAKES were residing in FLORIDA until last year. Can you tell me, do you see them often? Thank you.
I have a Ringneck snake that lives in my shed. He is harmless and always takes off when he sees me. He always returns to the same spot though. Other than him I really don't see a lot of snakes even when I'm deep into the swamps. No need to worry about them, they are more afraid of you than you are of them.

Here's a link identifying different Florida snakes.
List of Florida Snakes (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-guide/fl-snakeslist.htm - broken link)
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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Since September 2005, I've seen two Black Racers in the yard.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Default FL snakes

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I was never aware that SNAKES were residing in FLORIDA until last year. Can you tell me, do you see them often? Thank you.
I lived in FL for 2.5 years and learned that there are lots of snakes there. Some of them are poisonous, some not. I rarely saw them; they don't go looking for people and will try to slither away if they see/sense you.

As I have posted in other threads, if you want to keep them off your property, sprinkle mothballs (one for every 6 feet of perimeter) around the outside of your property. I use them or mothball shavings to keep snakes and other critters away here in NC.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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I've got a pair of black racers that appear in the yard now and then. They won't bother you if you leave them alone, and they take care of rodents and insects.

I had either a coral snake or a milk snake (didn't stick around long enough to figure it out) in a irrigation valve hole, haven't seen anything like that since.

I regularly see little Pine Woods snakes, again they won't bother you and eat harmful insects.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I've got a pair of black racers that appear in the yard now and then. They won't bother you if you leave them alone, and they take care of rodents and insects.

I had either a coral snake or a milk snake (didn't stick around long enough to figure it out) in a irrigation valve hole, haven't seen anything like that since.

I regularly see little Pine Woods snakes, again they won't bother you and eat harmful insects.
I agree... snakes are useful and also usually not a problem. There was a snake, probably a rattler, who lived under a bush in my backyard (before the herpatologist told me about the mothballs) that I discovered as a hurricane approached. I named him Harvey.
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