Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Coral Snake (upper left), Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake (upper right), Pygmy Rattlesnake (lower left), Water Moccasin (lower right). (Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department)

Snakebite Season Has Arrived In South Florida

South Florida is known for being a terrific travel destination but visitors and natives alike need to know that snakebite season is here and the biting has already begun.

CBS Miami–04/14/2014

Park ranger Anthony Terry (left) and Lt. Lisa Wood with the Miami-Dade Anti-Venom Unit talk about the rattlesnake that bit Terry. (Source: CBS4)

Everglades Ranger Bitten By Rattlesnake Speaks About Ordeal

Thanks to a rescue chopper and 28 vials of anti-venom pumped into his body, Everglades National Park ranger Anthony Terry is alive today.

CBS Miami–10/04/2013

Everglades National Park Service Ranger Anthony Terry was bitten in his left hand by an Eastern Diamondback rattle snake over the weekend.  (Source: Lt. Scott Mullin with Miami-Dade's Venom Response Team Office )

Everglades Ranger Recovering From Rattlesnake Bite

It was Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom Response Unit to the rescue after a park ranger was bitten by a deadly snake.


(Source: Family Photo) Andrew Potts, a Martin County boy who was bitten by a deadly rattler

Teen Bitten By Rattlesnake Hospitalized In Miami

A teen was airlifted from Stuart in Martin County to Miami Children’s Hospital after he was bitten Wednesday afternoon by an eastern diamondback rattle snake.