8 of the Venomous Snakes in the United States

By Manish

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

It's big and lives in the southeastern U.S. It has diamond shapes on its skin and rattles its tail when it's scared. Its bite can be very harmful.

2. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

This one lives in the southwest, like Texas and Arizona. It has diamond shapes on its skin too, and its bite can cause big problems.

3. Copperhead

Found in the east and central U.S., it has a copper-colored head and hourglass shapes on its body. Its bite can hurt and cause swelling.

4. Cottonmouth

Also called water moccasins, they live in the southeast, especially near water. They're dark-colored and have wide heads. Their bite can hurt and cause tissue damage.

5. Timber Rattlesnake

These live in the eastern U.S., mainly in forests. They have rattles on their tails and are usually calm unless bothered.

6. Eastern Coral Snake

Found in the southeast, they have red, yellow, and black stripes. Their bite can be very dangerous, affecting the nerves and breathing.

7. Mojave Rattlesnake

Lives in the southwest, like the Mojave Desert. It has light-colored skin with dark shapes. Its bite is harmful because it has both nerve and tissue damage effects.

8. Western Coral Snake

Similar to the eastern coral snake, it's found in the southwest. It has red, yellow, and black stripes too. Its bite is dangerous because of its nerve effects.