7 Insane Animal Videos You Won’t Believe! [VIDEO]

This footage was captured by hikers enjoying the peaceful walking the trails at Circle B Ranch in Lakeland, Florida, when this monster decided to migrate right across the path in front of them. “Humpback,” as the locals know him is often seen wandering around the nature preserve he calls home. Estimates have the gator’s length at 15 feet, but that hardly puts his dinosaur-like size in perspective. Image being one of the hikers that spotted this guy looking for some new real estate. Creepy and prehistoric are two words that seem to fit rather well when it comes to the […]

Do THIS When a Venomous Snake Bites You [INSTRUCTIONS]

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 crazy. And you’re starting to wonder, “Is this what it feels like as you begin to succumb to death by snakebite?” The first thought that enters your mind following that overwhelming fear of dread is, “Don’t […]

Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

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 have around.  CONTINUE READING FOR QUESTION 2>>

The Four Venomous Snakes in North America [INFOGRAPHIC]

The mere sight of a snake can send shivers down the spine of the ordinary man or woman. Due to lack of education or understanding, people often hold an irrational fear of snakes. The truth is, unless you provoke them, snakes are shy and prefer to keep themselves out of bother. That said, in North America, there are over 8000 snake bites every year. This is why the guys at Sniff Outdoors have produced an infographic on how to identify the four types of venomous snakes, how best to prevent a snake bite and what to do if you are […]

10 Incredible Snake Videos You Can Never “Un-See”

What is it about shocking snake videos? For some reason, we just can’t get enough of them. The more unbelievable, terrifying, or flat out disgusting, the more these videos seem to draw us in. In some strange way, these videos appeal to our sense of survival. Maybe it’s the need to test ourselves in a way… Maybe we need to know just how we might react if we were to actually come face to face with a massive anaconda? Where can you find the world’s largest cottonmouth? Or who would win in an epic showdown between a rattlesnake and a water […]

Watch This Crazy “Snake Lady” Get Bitten Repeatedly [VIDEO]

Look, there’s really no reason to have a paralyzing fear of snakes (too many folks are already too scared of those rascally legless serpents), but a healthy respect for them seems only prudent — even if they’re not venomous. Clearly, the woman in this video has no fear. In fact, she may have a problem on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum… The question is whether she has any respect for these snakes, a question you have plenty of time to ponder as she sticks her hands into all kinds of dark, creepy places in search of snakes. RELATED: Cottonmouthzilla: Hunters […]

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

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 a look at this hospital bill. It very well may shock you… Remember the Rattlesnake bite story I did Monday? Guy just sent me this pic of his bill. Uhhhhhhh….. pic.twitter.com/ahK2W9KxVg — Dan Haggerty (@10NewsHaggerty) July […]

Cottonmouthzilla: This Will Make You Think Twice About Swimming in the Creek [VIDEO]

Look at what these hunters stumbled onto while planting a duck hole last season. Cottonmouths (AKA water moccasins) typically grow to between 30 and 48 inches, occasionally as long as 74 inches long, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. How long do you think “Cottonmouthzilla” is judging from the video? Water moccasins are highly venomous and are known to stand their ground when they feel threatened. This specimen, however, appears to be so thick and massive that it’s hard for the creature to even get around. RELATED: Will a Bite from This Snake Kill You? [QUIZ] Little is known about the typical life […]

Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

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 10) is identified by the common Boy Scout saying “Red and yellow, kill a fellow. Red and black, friend of Jack.” Thus, if the snake has red and yellow bands touching, it’s a Texas coral snake or eastern coral snake. The Arizona coral snake features a very pale yellow band, nearly white, that touches its yellow bands. 

Know Your Venomous North American Snakes

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 time. If it’s venomous, and too close to my house or yard, that’s when a decision has to be made. In order to make that decision, I first need to identify the species of snake […]