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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.
Banded watersnake
Glossy crayfish snake (a species I'd only ever seen in books, previously)
My first wild Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
Burmese python
Ribbon snake
And a beautifully light colored banded watersnake

Insectra 8 Jan 1
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My chickens are confined to their run, large as it may be. All to protect my garter snakes & salamanders. There needs to be a market for python boots.

Mooolah Level 8 Jan 1, 2020

Reptiles ... (especially alligators), one of the main reasons I moved here to reptile (and insect) heaven !

evergreen Level 8 Jan 1, 2020

the garter snake has a blue tint on its side I guess there are sub species . We have lots of eastern diamond backs in eastern NC .

Besalbub Level 7 Jan 1, 2020

Yes, there are so really neat looking species and subspecies in that genus! I used to see blue tinted gartersnakes out west, in Washington state, when I was a kid.