Recently we alerted Tampa Bay Area residents to the fact that there are a number of venomous snakes (including rattlesnakes) here in Florida.

Some Facebook comments suggested that our story was exaggerating the possibility of snakes on our beaches. But with some municipalities releasing captured rattlesnakes out on some of our most popular weekend destination islands, we wanted you to know why you shouldn’t let your children (or dogs) run freely while at some of these beaches.

These are just a few YouTube videos of rattlesnakes on Florida Beaches.



To read our original story, click HERE.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .