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What To Do If You’re Bitten By a Snake: A Visual Guide

When you go out into the wild, it’s crucial to be aware of what is around you, and under your feet. Snakes are one creature that can cause you a great deal of damage.

The best way to avoid a snake bite is to stay away from snakes entirely. That isn’t always possible, of course, so it’s good to be prepared for the worst.

Depending on where you are in the world, the kind of snakes you could come in contact with will be different, and it’s important to know what to expect. The most frequently found snakes in North America that you need to avoid are coral snakes, rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads. In Mexico and South America, the tropical rattlesnake, fer-de-lance, and bushmaster are the most common snakes that you’ll want to take precautions against.

If you get bitten by a venomous snake, there are a few things that you should do next, according to Bear Grylls (click to enlarge).

Design by Clif Dickens/Outdoors.com

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