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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed (declared extinct)

RANGE: South Florida

THREATS: Development, dams, pollution, collection, drought

POPULATION TREND: This snake has been declared extinct, with the last specimen collected in 1952. However, more recent unconfirmed sightings give reason to believe it may still survive in a single population in Fisheating Creek in Glades County.

 

Rainbow snake photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/AlanGarrett