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  • Information on current distribution of the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi), Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus), Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis floridana, L. getula, and L. meansi), Mole Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis occipitolineata and L. rhombomaculata), Short-tailed Kingsnake (Lampropeltis extenuata), and Florida Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) is needed, and your observations can help FWC biologists evaluate their status.
  • These snakes spend much of their time underground and are difficult to survey.
  • To report a sighting please select the snake you identified below and complete the form. Attaching images is encouraged.

Eastern Indigo Snake

Florida Pine Snake
Short-tailed Kingsnake

Southern Hognose Snake
Kingsnake (multiple species)