What Kind Of Snake Was That? Resources for identification
Central Florida's four venomous snakes - An emergency identification guide.
Online Guide to Florida Snakes: An interactive online guide to help you identify that snake.
Beware of Snake: Know for sure which ones are venomous. A basic guide to identifying the four types of venomous snakes in Florida.
Online Field Guides from the Audobon Society and enature.com. Click here to see pictures of snakes from your area, and identify them by asking questions of these interactive online field guides.
An Online Guide to the Venomous Snakes of Florida by the Florida Museum of Natural History. Excellent photos and descriptions of habits, behavior and venom.
Venomous Snakes of Florida And Snakebite First Aid is an excellent article by Greg Longhurst, one of our South Florida rescue volunteers.
The South Carolina Snake Pictures Page has photos of snakes found in this area to help you identify what kind of snake you saw.
The Alabama Herpetological Atlas Project (AHAP) is a volunteer network of amateur herpetologists, teachers, and students being established across the state so we can gain a better understanding of what´s happening with the amphibians and reptiles in Alabama.
What Kind of Snake is This? Click here to post your questions about the snake you found.
League of Florida Herpetological Societies This is a list of herpetological societies in Florida. If you contact your local herpetological society, you are likely to find lots of people willing to answer your questions and possibly remove snakes from your property.
Basic Snake Questions & Answers
The Kingsnake.com Chat Forums are the place to go to ask your questions about any kind of snakes. There are dozens of forums here, so find the one that is best suited to your question and ask away.
Kingsnake.com is the internet portal for information on reptiles and amphibians. Here are some articles and information pages on many different species.
The Snake.org is the authoritative Internet resource to find answers to your snake questions.
Resources For Educators
Resources for educators: Project Wild. Helping teachers and students learn about the natural world.
The Office of Environmental Education is a good resource for the classroom.
Learn About Venom and Snakebite
Steve Grenard's Snakebite Emergency Page. What to do if you are bitten.
Snakebite Protocol is a collection of case histories and bite protocols written by Dr. Terence Davidson.
For the definitive answers about venom, here's a link to Bryan Grieg Fry's International Venom & Toxin Database.
Good photos and case histories of bites are collected at the Southeastern Hot Herp Society snakebite page, as well as plenty of excellent articles about venomous snakes and their keeping.
Here are some basic questions and answers about snake venoms courtesy of Thesnake.org.
Statistics and basic medical information about snake bite from eMedicine.
Uh oh, I can't find the answer....
If you've visited every relevant link on this page and you still don't have an answer to your question, try visiting or phoning your local zoo and asking if one of the keepers has time to answer your question. Click here for a list of Florida zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.
FAZA is the Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Member information is listed here.
Wildlife rehabilitators are qualified to remove sick or injured animals, and sometimes nusiance animals. Click here to find one in your area.
If all else fails, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission with your question.
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