FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A woman hiking in the Ocala National Forest came across a rare find.

A four-foot rainbow snake.

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It’s the first time one has been seen in the wild in 50 years.

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Experts say the snake, which is non-venomous and harmless, is highly aquatic and primary lives among aquatic vegetation which is why they are rarely seen.

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The last time anyone saw the species was back in 1969.