The Police Department receives several calls a year concerning snakes and snake identification. CAUTION: IF YOU SEE A SNAKE, CALL THE POLICE CELL PHONE AT 262-7548. IT IS BEST TO KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY; DO NOT APPROACH A SNAKE FOR SAFETY'S SAKE!
The University of Florida created a guide of many species of non-venomous and venomous snakes that are native to our state. FL Snake Identification Guide
This is a Florida Rat Snake (Corn Snake) and it is common in Jupiter Inlet Colony. The Rat Snake is a non-poisonous, beneficial species and should be left alone.
Many mistake it for a Coral Snake which is very poisonous (below)