Florida residents asked to report sightings of rare snakes

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The Fish & Wildlife Conversation Commission requests notification from area residents who come across the snakes shown here: the short-tailed snake, top left; hognose snake, top right; and Florida pine snake, bottom row.

FWC / Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 05:49 PM.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists ask the public to report sightings of three rare snake species: Florida pine snake, southern hognose snake and short-tailed snake.

The three species are found in dry, upland habitats and spend most of their time underground.

All of these snake species have been petitioned for federal listing.

See MyFWC.com/Conservation, select “How You Can Conserve,” and choose “Snakes” under “Living with Wildlife” for more details.

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