Snakes of Florida

Most people have a fascination with snakes, with many individuals having a deathly fear of them. The fact is, snakes are basically misunderstood reptiles that have gotten a bad reputation, and they play a very important role in our environment. Florida has many different varieties of snakes, most of which are completely harmless to human beings.

However, Florida is home to several species of venemous snakes, most of which you can see within the Snakes of Florida exhibit at Gatorland.

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With strikeproof glass providing a safe barrier, you can view the mighty Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, the largest venomous snake found in Florida. Also on display is the Cottonmouth Water Moccasin, the only venomous water snake in Florida. Look closely at the brightly colored Coral Snake and learn how to distinguish it from its non-venomous cousin, the Scarlet King Snake. Many more snakes are on display, and for those of you with a strong snake aversion, there is a seperate walkway with a hedge divider so that you can safely travel without getting close to the slithering serpents!

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