5 States Account for 7000+ Venomous Snake Bites Yearly

Five deaths and 10% to 44% lasting damage result from venomous snake bites on 7,000 to 8,000 people. In states with large venomous snake populations, caution is essential.

Arizona has 21 venomous snake species, including the western diamondback, sidewinder, ridgenose, Hopi, and Arizona black rattlesnakes, that thrive in its dry climate and varied terrain.


Texas has approximately 65 native and non-native snake species, including 15 highly venomous copperheads, cottonmouths, coral snakes, and rattlesnakes. It ranks 6th in the nation for snake bites.


Florida's subtropical climate and diversified ecosystems support a large venomous snake population, including the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.


Mojave Rattlesnakes, with their neurotoxic venom, and Sidewinder Rattlesnakes, known for their sideways slithering, are found throughout California.


Western diamondback, black-tailed, and Ridge-nosed rattlesnakes thrive in New Mexico's huge deserts and rugged canyons.

New Mexico