|Two Fire Rescue trucks from Station #44 were on our property last night at 8:30 pm in response to a 911 call that there was a poisonous snake in the lawn. |
And sure enough there was a snake. It was a Water Moccasin in the lawn at the Clubhouse entrance on Old Farm Trail.
Normally these snakes are found along canals and lakes, but apparently with all the rain and flooding, this one decided to expand its range.
Interestingly, the Fire Rescue team did not kill the snake but instead captured it by gently using a shovel to direct it into a bucket.
For more about Water Moccasins and how to tell them apart from harmless Water Snakes, see Harmless Water Snake or Venomous Water Moccasin on the University of Florida web site.