Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 09 July 2011

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (09 July 2011). A fantastic Mangrove salt marsh snake just about to reach ecdysis, the shedding of its scales. Note the milky blue eye. That’s its ocular scale very, very ready to shed.… Continue Reading “Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 09 July 2011”

Nerodia floridana, 07 May 2017

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (07 May 2017). When it comes to Florida green watersnakes in my hands, the only thing better than catching a nice, healthy adult for photographs is catching two of them at the same time. I… Continue Reading “Nerodia floridana, 07 May 2017”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 09 September 2006

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Alachua county, Florida (09 September 2006). This is a caramello (as I call it) variant of the non-venomous and entirely unaggressive Florida banded watersnake, a highly variable subspecies of the Banded watersnake. I tend to mostly see… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 09 September 2006”

Nerodia erythrogaster transversa, 10 June 2004

Nerodia erythrogaster transversa, the Blotched watersnake; Cleveland county, Oklahoma (10 June 2004). This shot isn’t too great, but the species is. Throwing the line back out west, this is a Blotched watersnake, one of the Plainbelly watersnake subspecies, photographed in Norman, Oklahoma. When I… Continue Reading “Nerodia erythrogaster transversa, 10 June 2004”

Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) N. fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2006

Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, hybrid of the Atlantic salt marsh snake and the Florida banded watersnake; Brevard county, Florida (23 April 2006). Once upon an ago, the Atlantic salt marsh snake was a well-established subspecies of the Salt marsh snake in… Continue Reading “Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) N. fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2006”

Nerodia rhombifer, 07 July 2007

Nerodia rhombifer, the Diamondback watersnake; Cleveland county, Oklahoma (07 July 2007). Though they don’t range southeast to the Florida peninsula, I truly do adore this big beefcake of a snake. This is the Diamondback watersnake, a non-venomous species quite common from my time in… Continue Reading “Nerodia rhombifer, 07 July 2007”

Nerodia sipedon, 13 July 2019

Nerodia sipedon, the Northern watersnake; Rutherford county, North Carolina (13 July 2019). Hopping north of Florida, you’ll start to find yourself in the domain of the Northern watersnake, Nerodia sipedon. I’ve encountered this species in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Oklahoma, but it was… Continue Reading “Nerodia sipedon, 13 July 2019”

Nerodia floridana, 20 June 2007

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (20 June 2007). The Florida green watersnake is a large, non-venomous, native species rather common throughout Florida’s freshwater habitats. It prefers to bask in grasses, reeds, and detritus matted up on open water surfaces. They’re… Continue Reading “Nerodia floridana, 20 June 2007”

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). One of my favorite shots of one of my favorite species. This is a fairly large Brown watersnake, a native, non-venomous, and entirely non-aggressive species quite abundant throughout Florida’s varied freshwater systems. Brown… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016”

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 09 July 2011

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (09 July 2011). Ranging throughout many of the mangrove-ladened stretches of the southern Florida peninsula coastline, the Mangrove salt marsh snake is a modest, non-venomous species well adapted to its salty habitat. The… Continue Reading “Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 09 July 2011”

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, 28 March 2012

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, the Redbelly watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 March 2012). An over-abundance of Redbelly watersnakes was most certainly a benefit of living and working in Valdosta, Georgia, for two years. This is a species that ranges south to north Florida and the… Continue Reading “Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, 28 March 2012”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Perhaps my favorite snake species in Florida, this is a fairly dark Florida banded watersnake, a native, non-venomous, and entirely unaggressive species. Florida banded watersnakes are extremely variable in coloring and… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015”

Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2004). The Brown watersnake is the “most arboreal” non-venomous watersnake found in Florida; they often bask on limbs overhanging freshwater bodies of water. If you ever hear a story about a cottonmouth falling into… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004”

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 04 September 2016

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Volusia county, Florida (04 September 2016). Ultimately, I’ll probably post more dusky shots on Floridensis this year than any other species. Though I’ve worked with them steadily for the better part of a decade, my admiration and… Continue Reading “Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 04 September 2016”

Florida Snakes

This gallery features a variety of snakes photographed in the state of Florida and extreme southern Georgia (within one county of the Florida border). All subjects were non-captive unless otherwise noted. This gallery will continue to be updated as new material is added to… Continue Reading “Florida Snakes”

Floridensis Codex

CLADE INDEX F U N G I Hypocreales: Russulales: P L A N T A E Arecales (Palms): C N I D A R I A Hexacorallia: Hydrozoa: E C H I N O D E R M S Asteroidea: M O L L… Continue Reading “Floridensis Codex”