Snakes in Florida can be found just anywhere. There are so many species of snakes around that visual misidentification by the untrained is quite common and IT CAN BE DEADLY. Here are some facts that you should adhere to if you ever come in face to face contact with a snake.
a:) if you see a snake laying on your driveway or pool deck, DO NOT poke it with a stick or broom ect
b) DO NOT try to pick it up with your hands.
c) treat any snake you come in contact with as if they were poisonous.
d) Just leave it be and go the other direction.
The reasons for the precautions are quite obvious but what some people don’t realize is that a bite from a snake, any snake would require such a visit to the emergency room because snakes have all types of nasty bacteria in their mouths and it could be transmitted to the person or pet that got bit. Care should especially be taken for pets, as if they get bitten, they can’t tell you and you probably won’t see the bite wound through the fur until it’s probably too late.
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Most people are more concerned with snake venom and if the snake is poisonous or not than with diseases. However, even a non-venomous snake can cause bacterial infection via its seemingly harmless bite and a trip to the Emergency Room. Pets are most at risk because they are covered with fur. If they get bit, they can’t tell you and by the time you notice the infection caused by the bite, it is usually too late for the pet. All snakes can carry the Salmonella species of bacteria. Contact with snakes has been directly implicated in human Salmonellosis outbreaks and the snakes typically exhibit no signs of illness themselves.
Salmonella Bacteria that exist in pretty much all wildlife droppings and several serotypes are pathogenic to humans and other animals. Salmonellosis can lead to severe cases of gastroenteritis, enteric fever septicemia (blood poisoning), and death. Food poisoning, the most common malady, is characterized by a sudden onset of abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. One common means of transmission is through food contaminated by rat or mouse feces that contain Salmonella organisms.