Top 10 Venomous Snakes in the United States

By  Manish Choudhary

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Biggest rattlesnake in the southeast US, with diamond patterns on its back.

2. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Found in the southwest US, known for black-and-white tail bands and being aggressive.

3. Mojave Rattlesnake

Lives in southwestern deserts, has very strong venom affecting nerves.

4. Timber Rattlesnake

Found in eastern US forests, usually calm with a rugged look.

5. Copperhead 

Common in eastern and central US, has a copper-colored head and hourglass body bands.

6. Cottonmouth 

Found near water in the southeast US, known for the white inside of its mouth.

7. Eastern Coral Snake

Lives in the southeast US, with red, yellow, and black bands; needs quick treatment if it bites.

8. Texas Coral Snake

Found in Texas and northern Mexico, looks and acts like the Eastern Coral Snake.

9. Pygmy Rattlesnake

Small but venomous snake in the southeast US, strong venom for its size.

10. Western Coral Snake

Found in the southwest US, rare but has strong venom and colorful bands.