Do THIS When a Venomous Snake Bites You [INSTRUCTIONS]

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So you're outdoors enjoying a beautiful day hunting, hiking, or maybe just doing some yard work when IT happens! You feel a sudden compressions and stinging pain in your leg. You look down in time to see a snake retreating quickly into the bushes... The stinging sensation becomes a burning sensation that shoots up and down your leg. Plus, the bite area is throbbing like … [Read more...]




Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

hognose

QUESTION: Will a bite from the snake pictured above kill you? ANSWER: No. Although the Western Hognose can both flatten its head to look like a cobra, hiss loudly, and is known to shake its tail in dried brush to mimic a rattling sound when threatened, the hognose is non-venomous. Actually, king snakes like this one keep varmints under control and are generally helpful to … [Read more...]




Will a Bite From This Snake Cost You $153 Thousand? [PICS]

rattler

QUESTION: Will a bite from the snake pictured above bankrupt you? It doesn't take a herpetologist (reptile scientist) to know that it's extremely dangerous to get too close to a rattlesnake. But even if you do survive a bite, what are the financial ramifications? Let's just say that, if the venom doesn't get you,  the hospital bill might scare you to death... ANSWER: Take … [Read more...]




Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

scarlet

QUESTION: Will a bite from the snake pictured above kill you? ANSWER: No. Often mistaken for highly venomous coral snake, the scarlet king snake pictured above is non-venomous and even beneficial to have around for rodent control. The coral snake (featured on page 8) is identified by the common Boy Scout saying "Red and yellow, kill a fellow. Red and black, friend of … [Read more...]




Know Your Venomous North American Snakes

rattlerdiamondback

When the weather gets nice, it's time for the hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts to come out of hiding... which happens to correlate with an uptick in snake activity (including venomous ones). First things first, I'll say that I'm not one of those people who believes all snakes should be killed on sight. If a snake is non-venomous, I'll let it slither on it's way every … [Read more...]