For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by reptiles. Snakes are a particular favorite of mine, and Florida is a great place to see a lot of snakes in the wild. Here are a few of the beautiful snakes I found in Florida. Most were just moved safely off of the road; though the diamondback was spotted at Corkscrew Swamp and the Burm was humanely euthanized as invasive pythons are a huge ecological concern in Florida.
Glossy crayfish snake (a species I'd only ever seen in books, previously)
My first wild Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
And a beautifully light colored banded watersnake