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Venomous snakes found in the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes. They can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters, landscapers, and any other workers who spend time outside. Although rare, some individuals with a severe allergy to snake venom may be at risk of death if bitten. It has been estimated that less than 5 people die in the United States die from venomous snake bite. The number of deaths would be much higher if people did not seek medical care. It is important for individuals to train themselves about their risk of exposure to venomous snakes, how they can prevent and protect themselves from snake bites, and what they should do if they are bitten.

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FACT - Rattlesnake venom will break down blood. A snakes venom can also paralyze the nerves of the prey, which help subdue its prey, which is actually the very beginning of the digestive process.

Copperheads

Rattlesnakes

Agkistrodon contortrix

Crotalus / Sistrurus

Northern Copperhead
Agkistrodon c. mokasen
Eastern Massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus
Southern Copperhead
Agkistrodon c. contortrix
Desert Massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii
Trans-Pecos Copperhead
Agkistrodon c. pictigaster
Western Massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus
Broad-banded Copperhead
Agkistrodon c. laticinctus
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
Osage Copperhead
Agkistrodon c. phaeogaster
Carolina Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius miliarius
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
Mojave Desert Sidewinder
Crotalus cerastes cerastes
Sonoran Desert Sidewinder
Crotalus cerastes cercobombus
Colorado Desert Sidewinder
Crotalus cerastes laterorepens
Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus

Water Moccasins
Agkistrodon piscivorus

Canebrake Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus atricaudatus
Banded Rock Rattlesnake
Crotalus lepidus klauberi
Florida Cottonmouth
Agkistrodon p. conanti
Mottled Rock Rattlesnake
Crotalus lepidus lepidus
Western Cottonmouth
Agkistrodon p. leucostoma
South Western Speckled Rattlesnake
Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus
Eastern Cottonmouth
Agkistrodon p. piscivorus
Panamint Rattlesnake
Crotalus mitchelli stephensi
Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake
Crotalus m. molossus
Grand Canyon Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus abyssus
Arizona Black Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus cerberus
Midget Faded Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis concolor
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus helleri
Great Basin Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus lutosus
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus oreganus
Twin-spotted Rattlesnake
Crotalus pricei pricei

Coral Snakes
Micurus / Micruoides

Mojave Rattlesnake
Crotalus s. scutulatus
Sonoran Coral Snake
Micruroides e. euryxanthus
Tiger Rattlesnake
Crotalus tigiris
Texas Coral Snake
Micrurus tener
Hopi Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis nuntius
Eastern Coral Snake
Micrurus fulvius fulvius
Prairie Rattlesnake
Crotalus v. viridis
New Mex. Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Crotalus willardi obscurus
Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Crotalus willardi willardi

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