Ready For Anything Now Survival Skills


Common Venomous Snakes Of North America
Copper Head: The Copper Head snake is the most common of venomous snakes. It likes to hide under boards, rocks, logs, sticks, loose clothing, almost any item lying around the home, camp ground or wilderness. It can be found in most any locality in North America. Often bites unsuspecting people when they lift the item it is hiding under.
Rattlesnake: The Rattlesnake will often sound a warning if threatened. The snake is not normally aggressive but will defend itself if threatened. Rattle Snakes control the amount of venom injected when they bite. Rattlesnakes are dangerous.  There are many varieties of Rattlesnakes including eastern, western and the Sidewinder. Click To Here A Rattlesnake

Water Moccasin: The Water Moccasin is also known as a Cotton Mouth because of the white appearance of it's mouth. The Water Moccasin is considered to be a aggressive snake by many, although studies seem to suggest that it's not as aggressive as generally believed. This snake can be found in water, on dry land and in trees.
Coral Snake: This snake is common though rarely seen. The coral snake is not considered to be aggressive and will generally retreat to hiding if it detects human presence. It chews to inject venom. It prefers hiding in the leaves of the forest floor or in rocks and crevices. This snake is found in many habitats both dry and wet or swampy. It will enter residential areas on occasion, putting in an appearances on a walkways or other locations around the home.

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Hints To Avoid A Bite

  • Don't try to pick up or trap a snake! It sounds strange, but many people are bitten trying to grab or trap a snake they have encountered.
  • Walk around a snake giving it plenty of room.
  • Don't try to kill the snake just because you have found it in the wilderness. This often ends in ways that are less than desirable and snakes are very important to the environment.
  • Don't put your hands or feet in places where you cannot see such as tall grass, holes or crevices in logs, rocks or in the ground. Don't pick anything up without first flipping it over with a small tree branch, hiking pole or other item.
  • Do not go bare foot or wear sandals when exploring the outdoors. Always wear leather hiking boots or other suitable footwear and clothing.
  • Watch where you step, especially around trees, brush or tall grass. Be alert to your surroundings. Remember, Snakes often lay motionless and may be unnoticeable.
  • If sleeping outdoors without a tent, don't lay next to rocks, tall grass, brush or logs. Use mosquito netting to create a barrier around yourself. Tuck mosquito netting well under your sleeping bag and anchor it well away from your body with logs, rocks or other items. Sleeping on a cot is preferable.



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