Lampropeltis extenuata (non-venomous) [State protected]
These small (rarely exceeding 24”), slender snakes are rarely seen because of their small size, secretive nature, and limited range. Found only a handful of counties in Florida, not much is known about the short-tailed snake. This state protected species is thought to spend most of its time underground or possibly under thick leaf litter. They are thought to feed primarily on crowned snakes, however one was documented eating a Florida Worm Lizard.