9 of the Venomous Snakes in the United States

By  Manish Choudhary

1. Timber Rattlesnake 

This big snake is in the eastern U.S. It can climb trees and has a dangerous bite.

2. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake 

It's found in the southeast U.S. It has strong venom but usually avoids people.

3. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 

This rattlesnake is common in the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.

4. Mojave Rattlesnake 

Lives in the Mojave Desert. Its venom affects nerves.

5. Cottonmouth 

Lives in the southeast U.S. It's venomous but doesn't attack unless threatened.

6. Copperhead 

Lives in the eastern U.S. Its venom isn't as strong but can still be harmful.

7. Harlequin Coral Snake 

Found in the southeast U.S. It has strong venom but rarely bites.

8. Texas Coral Snake 

Smaller than the harlequin coral snake. Found in southern Texas and northern Mexico.

9. Arizona Coral Snake 

Small and slim, found in the southwest U.S. and Mexico. Rarely bites.