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 bitten.
Remember, snakes will only attack if provoked, so try to keep your distance!