Most snakes native to the United States are not venomous. The exceptions being copperheads, coral snakes, rattlesnakes, and water moccasins, also known as cottonmouths. If you are bitten by one of these snakes you should get medical attention immediately!
Most venomous snakes in the United States can be identified by the following characteristics:
- Vertical, elliptical pupils like a cat. The only exception would be the coral snake.
- Triangle shaped heads
- Depression between the eyes and the nostrils
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