The Florida Snake Quiz

A black, ring-necked snake amidst a backdrop of brown leaves

Ring-necked snake, Diadophis punctatus

A copperhead snake slithering across the ground

Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix

Test your ophidian knowledge (or luck) on the following 12 questions. Click on any photograph to select your answer and get more information about your choice. For many of the questions, more than one answer is correct, so try as many as your wish. This quiz was written by Terry Ferrell and Peter May. Page design by Peter May. Photographs are Peter May, 1998.

For an illustrated guide to the identification of some of the more common species of snake in Central Florida, see my Snakes of Lake Woodruff NWR page.

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