How to Treat Snakebites From Venomous Snakes

Learn how to identify the four venomous snakes in the United States, how to avoid getting bit and how to treat a snakebite.



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The Red Diamond Rattlesnake. As with all rattlesnakes, it is best identified by its rattling tail.
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Learn how to identify the four venomous snakes in the United States. This is the Northern Copperhead.
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The Eastern Cottonmouth snake.
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The Eastern Coral snake.
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The Timber Rattlesnake.
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The Eastern Diamondback.
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The Sidewinder snake.
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A close-up of a rattlesnake showing erect fangs and heat-sensitive pit.
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This guide may be helpful in identifying venomous snakebites, but it should not be considered a complete guide, because most snakebites leave incomplete markings.
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