Panther Island is 2,800 acres of restored wetland and upland habitats situated in the northwest corner of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's 13,000 acres. It is home to numerous plants and animals including the Florida panther and the iconic wood stork. The views expressed in user comments do not reflect the views of Audubon. Audubon does not participate in political campaigns, nor do we support or oppose candidates.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Random Beauty from Panther Island
Dusky pygmy rattlesnakes are often seen throughout Panther Island. Young snakes of this species have a yellow-greenish tail tip. These guys only get to to be between 12 to 24 inches long but they are thick-bodied. Their rattles are small and hard to hear... it sounds like an insect buzzing actually! They are VENOMOUS so be careful!