Black Mamba

First Aid For Snake Bites

Black Mamba
Black Mamba By  World Leaks

 

First aid for snake bites

 

Few unexpected events can put a damper on enjoying the outdoors more than a snake bite.

Fortunately, most snakes living in North America are not poisonous. There are some exceptions however, including copperheads, rattle snakes, coral snakes and water moccasins. Out of all the venomous snakes in North America all but the coral snake share a common trait, in that they all fall into a classification of snakes known as pit vipers. Pit vipers have eyes that are more slit-like in appearance, and all have triangular-shaped heads that feature pits on both sides of the head that are centered between the nostril and the eye.

 

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