Pythons - Native and Non-Native
While Florida has seen a dramatic rise in the python population, only one report has come in of a sighting in our neighborhood. Most of them are down in the Everglades. However, it is important to know what you are looking at should you see a very big snake.
The Burmese Python is shown here. To see other varieties of Florida snakes click here to download the “Field Identification of Select Native and Nonnative Reptiles in Florida". The guide also includes native snakes which hopefully you won’t kill. As a rule of thumb, if it’s not 8 feet or more long or as big around as a full size coffee can, don’t kill it!