Snake Removal in Brevard and Indian River Counties.
While we live in Florida, and snakes are virtually EVERYWHERE! However only 6 of the 44 known species that live in Florida are actually venomous.
Jurassic Park was “kinda” right… Some snakes can reproduce without mating with a male, they are able to fertilize their own eggs.
A snake can still bite for HOURS after the head has been cut off, if you ever decapitate a snake (which we promote humanely relocating), always bury the head at least 6 inches in the ground to prevent yourself, a family member or pet from getting bit.
While they’re called “Rat Snakes” for the obvious reason, an adult rat snake can only consume on average 1 rat per week. Many people feel having rat snakes and cats around their property is enough to control rodent population, which isn’t enough.
Common Snakes in Central Florida:
Perhaps the easiest snake to identify, this venomous family of snake is well-known for its rattler. The most common in Florida is the Eastern Diamondback Rattle Snake, which can reach lengths up to 8 feet long. Rattlesnakes also have triangular heads.
This dangerous snake is found in the area of Apalachicola River, as well as in west of the Florida panhandle, therefore it is not an immediate concern to us on the Space Coast.
They like damp vicinity around swamps, stream and river beds, and the surrounding hillside areas. They also live in suburban areas where people reside.
The venomous snakebites of copperheads are very painful, but won’t usually kill a healthy adult.
Cottonmouth / Water Moccasin
The bite of a cottonmouth is painful and can be fatal, if not treated. If they feel threatened, they will coil their bodies, display their fangs and making ready to bite. They aren’t usually aggressive, however some males can be very territorial on occasion, they have a tendency to not get scared off when hearing somebody coming, which leads to people accidentally stepping on them and getting bitten
Cottonmouths are semi-aquatic vipers and are normally found in, or near water. They are strong swimmers.
Pigmy Rattle Snake
This small snake can be found all over Florida apart from the Florida Keys. The longest dusky pigmy rattlesnake reported was 31 inches, but a typical adult is between 12 and 24 inches in length.
This snake will attempt to protect itself if it feels threatened. It has a rattle that sounds like a buzzing insect when it is agitated. Its bite is not normally fatal, but very painful.
The dusky pigmy rattlesnake feeds mainly on frogs and mice and is commonly found in flat-woods, around lakes and ponds, freshwater marches and swamp.
This dangerous snake has a serious bite, with only maybe the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake packing a more life-threatening venomous snakebite. It feeds on lizards, frogs and other snakes. They are not know to be aggressive unless picked up or stepped on with bare feet, however they are also very easily confused with the Scarlet Kingsnake (Which also has red, black and yellow bands), therefor it’s best to stay away!
When in doubt remember this rhyme..
“Red touch black, friend of jack. Red touch yellow, kill a fellow”
Common Snakes (Non-Venomous)
This is the largest category of snakes with approx 38 different species, some of the most common are…
Whatever kind of snake you have, give us a call and let the pros handle it!