Sensational Tales: 5 Snake Myths Busted by an Expert

Myth 1: Snakes are poisonous

Some snakes are actually venomous, meaning they can inject venom into you via a bite or sting.

Myth 2: Baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adults

While baby rattlesnake venom can be more toxic, contrary to popular belief, they can control how much they release.

Myth 3: Snakes are aggressive

Wild snakes want nothing to do with humans and they only bite as a last resort, so you’ll have nothing to worry about if you keep your distance.

Myth 4: If you’re bitten, suck out the venom or create a tourniquet

The best thing you can do is basically nothing and go to the hospital immediately.

Myth 5: You can identify venomous snakes by the shape of their head

Some non-venomous snakes have triangular heads, too. The only certain way to know is to research the snakes in your area.