Four Different Venomous Snakes
The United States of America is an enormous country and it is home to a huge number of venomous snakes. However, the reality is that the United States is home to only four different types of venomous snakes. So what are those four venomous snakes that can be found on the ground of the USA?
The four venomous snake types that you may encounter in the United States are:
• Coral Snake
• Water Moccasin
• The Copperhead
It has been estimated that snakes in the United States bite 45,000 people a year. However, only 18% of bites from venomous snakes are report a year in the States. Let’s now learn a bit more about the each type of venomous snakes that can be found in the United States.
According to several wildlife experts, each rattlesnake is dangerous, but the most dangerous rattlesnake of them all is the Mojave rattlesnake. The venom of this rattlesnake can take your life away within an hour if you don’t get medical treatment, i.e. if you don’t get antidote. Mojave rattlesnakes show aggressiveness toward people. When they bite, Mojave rattlesnakes will inject an enormous amount of venom into your bloodstream. A Mojave rattlesnake’s venom will destroy your tissues and organs quickly.
Coral snake is the second most dangerous snake in the world after cobra. This means that the coral snake is the most dangerous snake in the United States. You can find coral snakes in the southern American states only. Coral snakes are minuscule; they measure only up to 40 inches. Coral snakes have small fangs so they can rarely inject their venom into human victims. The venom of this snake is able to cause paralysis and respiratory shock. Remember this rhyme if you ever encounter a snake that looks like a coral snake: "red on yellow kills a fellow.” If you see a snake that has yellow bands in between black and red bands, then you have encountered a coral snake!
Cottonmouths are found in the southeastern part of the United States. These snakes are less venomous, but they are very aggressive! They live in ditches, lakes, swaps, and rivers.
These snakes can be found in the eastern part of the United States. Their venom isn’t lethal, but it can cause a lot of pain. Copperheads are responsible for almost 30% of venomous snake bites in the USA. What is the Deadliest Snake in the United States?