Flagler County is home to many species of snake. Both venomous and non-venomous.
The most common non-venomous species are… Burmese Python, Common King Snake, Banded Water Snake, Black Pine Snake, Black Racer, Blue Stripe Garter Snake, Eastern Coachwhip, Black Rat Snake, Florida Rough Snake, Florida Water Snake, Indigo Snake, and Eastern Corn Snake.
The four most common venomous snakes are… Pygmy Rattlesnake, Diamondback Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouth / Water Moccasins, and Coral Snakes.
Here are helpful tips for how to keep snakes out of your yard:
- Avoid debris and rock piles: Don’t pile up rocks in landscaping features (or allow other debris to accumulate) as those are favorite hiding places for snakes.
- Keep your grass short: Mow your lawn frequently because snakes tend to travel through tall grass.
- Avoid excessive moisture: Avoid over-watering your lawn since moisture can attract snakes food sources (like rodents, birds, insects, and amphibians).
- Use less mulch: Using mulch attracts snakes — as well as their prey — so use it sparingly or not at all.
- Move firewood storage: Keep your firewood storage away from your home because snakes can hide in the small crevices.
Keep in mind that snakes like to hunt for their food, so if you have a rodent issue, you may need to resolve that problem first. By picking up fallen fruit and other food sources for rodents, you’re preventing them from coming onto your property and attracting snakes.