How to Survive an Encounter With America’s Most Dangerous Creatures [STEP-BY-STEP]

Do you know what to do when you cross paths with a black bear? A grizzly bear? How about a hungry mountain lion? You’re supposed to stare directly into a wolf’s eyes to assert dominance, right? Or was that for coyotes? Hmm… If you’re like most Americans, you have way more questions than answers when it comes to facing a touch-and-go encounter with dangerous predators in the backcountry. And truth be told, the best practices you need to follow change dramatically from predator to predator, and species to species. Black bears require a totally different approach than you’d use with […]

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 […]

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 Guy Poking an Anaconda With a Stick [VIDEO]

Although the Anaconda movie franchises were mostly horrifically funny, rather than horrifically terrifying, that doesn’t mean you can take the actual snakes lightly. As you can see from this video, one man decided that a huge anaconda laying up on the side of a swamp was something to be toyed with… Hopefully we can all learn from his mistakes. Anaconda’s rarely hunt humans, though encounters can be very dangerous due to the snakes’ size. Green anacondas, the largest species of these snakes, have been known to top 15 feet in length and weigh in at over 150 pounds. Lucky for […]

Snake Shooters: Top 5 Small Game Handguns [PICS]

Is it necessary to own a different firearm for each species of game that you may need to dispatch. Of course not. That’s way over the top and excessive. But who really collects guns out of necessity anyway? Guns are awesome and more guns is better than less guns. Enough said. So, we need to address the fundamentals first. Let’s consider the definition of a good “snake shooter.” A snake shooter needs to extremely easy to carry, effective at close range, and very safe. Chances are that you will be operating this firearm in a moment of intense excitement. Thus, safety is […]

Take a Look at the World’s Largest Snake Pit [VIDEO]

If you have severe snake-o-phobia, then you probably don’t want to watch this video… because it features the greatest concentration of snakes found anywhere on the planet. And that concentration, believe it or not, ISN’T located in a lush tropical region. Instead, it’s located in a place that reaches -50 degrees in the winter. In fact, that’s exactly why they tend to cluster up so amazingly — to escape the frigid temperatures in subterranean limestone of Manitoba’s Interlake Region. While it may seem apocalyptic to those with a deep fear of reptiles, these garter snakes are relatively harmless and even fairly […]

Texting Man Steps on Snake, Gets Bitten [VIDEO]

You can file this one under: Sign of the Times. Since the dawn of the smartphone era, we’ve watched dozens of hilarious videos that feature pedestrians walking head-first into streetlights, stop signs, and even brick walls. But we’ve never seen anything quite as ridiculous as the following video… In it, an Oklahoma roller rink DJ got quite a shock as he walked across the parking lot to clock in, deeply engrossed in his smartphone. Security cameras capture the DJ as he arrives at front doors of the roller rink. Also in the frame, a mysterious serpentine object that turned out to be (drumroll […]

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 […]

Copperhead Bites Itself! [VIDEO]

Here’s the thing about copperheads: Their venom is the least potent of all North American pit vipers, BUT they hold the title for “most likely to bite humans” going away. After watching this video, it’s easy to see why. RELATED: Will a Bite From This Snake Kill You? Copperheads are common across the southeastern portion of the US, from Texas all the way up into Pennsylvania, with even a little range into Massachusetts. These snakes are particularly aggressive; the issue is that they love to hide in places where you’re likely to surprise them — like woodpiles, raked leaves, and […]

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 […]