Snake Bite Statistics by State

An overview of snake bite incidents across the U.S

The Reality of Snake Bites

Every year, thousands of people in the U.S. are bitten by snakes, but only a fraction of these bites are venomous.

The Big Four

These are the primary venomous snakes responsible for most of the venomous bites in the U.S.


Rattlesnakes account for most of the venomous snake bites in the U.S


Copperheads are responsible for more bites than any other venomous snake but are less dangerous.


Also known as water moccasins, they are found in the southeastern U.S.

Coral Snake

Coral Snake

They have a potent venom but are responsible for a very small number of bites

States with Highest Incidents

Texas, Florida, and Georgia have the highest number of venomous snake bites

States with Lowest Incidents

Alaska, Maine, and Rhode Island have the lowest number of venomous snake bites

Fatalities are Rare

Only about 5 people die each year from venomous snake bites in the U.S

Safety Precautions

Wear protective clothing and be cautious in areas where snakes are common

Immediate Action

If bitten, seek medical attention immediately. Do not try to suck out the venom

Snake Bite Myths

Myths like cutting the wound or using a tourniquet can be harmful. Always seek professional medical advice

Respect, Not Fear

Snakes play a vital role in our ecosystem. It's essential to respect them and understand their behavior.