In this Issue:
  • The Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
  • Bringing the Indigo Back to the Panhandle
  • Snakes

    The Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

    Also known as the Water Moccasin, this is a snake that is all too familiar with most Floridians… Or is it? Several non-venomous water snakes are often confused with the cottonmouth and are thus killed.  That said, cottonmouths are common in the state near areas of water and many residents do have encounters with them. …

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    Bringing the Indigo Back to the Panhandle

    With great interest I read this week that the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation in central Florida has begun a project to reintroduce the federally listed Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais cooper) to the Florida Panhandle; where there have been no verified sightings since the late ‘90s. The Eastern Indigo is the largest nonvenomous snake …

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