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Jacksonville Snake Control & Removal

Jacksonville Snakes: There are about 25 species of snake in the Jacksonville area, though only about ten of them are common. There are four types of poisonous snake in the area, as discussed below. Most snakes are actually harmless. We remove many snakes each month, from areas such as yards, inside lenais, pools, and even inside homes and attics. The most common snake that we deal with is the Florida Black Racer. It's a thin, fast, black snake with a white belly. We also commonly deal with Yellow Rat Snakes, Corn Snakes, Banded Water Snakes, Garter Snakes, and Ringneck Snakes. Most of these snakes are harmless. However, if you have a fear of snakes, or have one inside the home and want it out, we can help you. We offer emergency snake removal at any hour, and we also perform snake trapping and prevention services. If it slithers, we can get rid of it!   

Jacksonville's Venomous Snakes: There are four species of venomous snake in the Jax area. They are not very common, but they are there, so please be careful around snakes, and exercise caution.

  • COTTONMOUTH - also known as the Water Moccassin, it's an aquatic snake. It's thick and black as an adult, though the young have brown and tan bands. It's a member of the pit viper family, and it has a horrible and possibly fatal bite. This is probably the most common of Jacksonville's poisonous snakes.
  • PYGMY RATTLESNAKE - this is a small snake, often not much more than a foot or a foot and a half. It's not deadly, but it's very aggressive, and the venom will hurt terribly and cause heavy and permanent tissue damage. This snake can be hard to see or identify, and if you're bit, it may be worst pain of your life.
  • EASTERN CORAL SNAKE - pictured above. Red touch yellow, kills a fellow. This snake has incredibly potent neurotoxic venom, but the snake is actually not very aggressive, and it can't inject venom as quickly. Still, don't touch it!
  • EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE - this is the deadly one. An adult can easily kill a person, no matter how fast that person is rushed to the hospital and treated with antivenin. If you see a large rattlesnake with diamonds on its back, stay away!
If you have any of the above problems or any other conflict or concern with Florida wildlife, give us a call at 904-414-4873. We are happy to listen to your problem, give you a price quote for a solution, and schedule an appointment for same or next-day service. We operate in the greater Jacksonville area, and all of Duval and St. Johns Counties, from Saint Augustine, to Palm Valley, Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Nassauville, and more. We handle squirrels, snakes, rats, raccoons, bats, armadillos, and any nuisance wildlife critters. You can email Wildlife Removal Services, Jax at: jaxwildlife@yahoo.com.

One of our customer cases:

Sorry to bother you but we don't have any snake experts here that I know of.

I have twice seen snakes that look like cobras in my garden in Jacksonville. The first one was small and ivory coloured, maybe two to 3 feet long, head up with a definite hood!

The second, seen today, was black, 5 ft. long, very thin and very shiny, and with its head, held up about 3 inches, had a long thin hood which the light shone through slightly making it look brownish.

We don't have any poisonous snakes here, we are told, but I'm worried some one may have set a cobra free or one may have hopped a ride on a sailing ship. We took some photos but didn't have a digital handy today.

Both of these snakes held their ground and looked at me. All of our usual snakes slither away quickly.

What do you think it could be? It had NO markings like hog nose does on the web.

I'd appreciate advice or a reference. Thanks, Sara

- We removed a large Black Racer, a common FL snake, from her property.