But, the real way to know that it's starting to get warm out is that I begin to receive requests to identify snakes...And spring has sprung.
Can you ID this snake for us? It was big and beautiful. Photographed in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers, Florida
All right readers, it is time for you to emerge from your hibernations and resume your duties in identifying these creatures. What is this Florida snake?
Update: I thought I'd share some of the guesses that appeared on Twitter.
@AlongsideWild think it worked. LOL... I guess ed Cottonmouth.
— Kate Ford (@Sixpynce) April 2, 2014
@AlongsideWild well from head shape looks more like from the adder/viper familidae
— Shelly (@shellygarriock) April 2, 2014
@AlongsideWild judging by the vertical stripes under the mouth I say banded water snake. A healthy one at that.
— Jeff G (@sworrag) April 2, 2014