There are dozens of different species of snakes in the United States, but only a handful are venomous. If you are to run into a venomous snake, odds are good it is a rattlesnake, as there are 27 different types. Meg Jerrard / Unsplash

HOW TO TACKLE THE VENOMOUS SNAKES OF NORTH AMERICA

IDENTIFY AND AVOID THE VENOMOUS SNAKES WITH FANGS OF FURY

Venomous snakes can be found in warmer climates all over the world. Out of more than 3,000 species of snakes, about 600 of them are venomous, one third of which pose a medical emergency. For example, the king cobra can inject almost 1.5 teaspoons of venom into a human, but that’s more than what’s needed to kill up to 20 people, whereas the Australian coastal taipan delivers 10 times the venom needed to kill a person. The black mamba, death adder, and the diamondback rattlesnake are among the world’s deadliest snakes.

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