Venomous Encounters

We are currently under construction, so please be patient with us. We promise this to be a very exciting site, with lots of pictures and handling/care sheets on venomous reptiles, crocodilian, and arachnids.

In our privately owned and operated facility, we maintain a collection of over 25 species of venomous snakes.... these include:



PIT VIPERS
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Prairie Rattlesnake
Great Basin Rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake
Canebrake Rattlesnake
Pygmy Rattlesnake
Massasaga Rattlesnake
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Mojave Rattlesnake
Southern Copperhead
Florida Cottonmouth Moccasin
Fer de Lance

VIPERS
Puff Adder
Green Tree Viper (white-lipped)
East African Gaboon Viper
West African Gaboon Viper

ELAPIDS
Black Mamba (we currently have the largest breeding collection in the U.S)
Black Pakistan Cobra
Common Phase Cobra
Banded Egyptian Cobra
Indian Spectacled Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Desert Nightsnake

CROCODILIANS
Nile Crocodile
American Crocodile
Spectacled Caimen
Morelets Crocodiles
American Alligator

Although we do not have now, we have also successfully kept:
King Cobra
Boomslang
Tropical Rattlesnake
Mangrove Snake


Our professional staff has extensive backgrounds in herpetoculture, animal science, herpetology, and entomology. We are federally licensed and have current permits for all of our reptiles.

We pride ourselves in working closely with schools, local animal control, police & sheriffs depts., and the Florida Freshwater Fish and Game Commission.

One of our staff has been assigned to the task of heading and coordinating adisaster relief program for any/all exotic animals in captivity in our district, to prepare exotic owners for natural disasters such as a hurricane, before the need ... and to enforce a disaster plan that is required of all permitted venomous and exotic animal owners in our district. This can include inspections of any person/entity that has a permit to possess, to assure that they are in complience with our state laws.

As said earlier, this site is under construction ... so, we would appreciate it if you would come back and visit again as we add related links, great pictures and care sheets....

If you have any questions regarding venomous snakes, crocodilian, or arachnids ... please feel free to e-mail us ... or write to us at:


Venomous Encounters,Inc.
P.O. Box 7345
Tallahassee, FL 32314