Cemophora coccinea copei
Cemophora coccinea coccinea
  • Average size: 14-20 inches; Record 32.5 inches.  Young are 5.5 inches
    at birth.
  • Range:  Throughout Florida
  • Diet:  Small snakes, lizards (including their eggs) and frogs.
  • Status:  Uncommon.  Very secretive, hides under bark, logs, etc.  Seen
    mainly at night or after heavy rains.  Can be found in woodland
    habitats with sandy soils.
Scarlet Snake
Florida Backyard Snakes
Above Photos Courtesy of
Jacob Scott