How NOT to Get Bitten By A Venomous Snake

Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) photo by Justin Sokol

Did you know? Statistically, in the U.S., you are over ten times more likely to die from a bee sting than from snakebite! You are more likely to die in an automobile accident this week than from a snake in your entire lifetime. Most snake species are harmless. Even the venomous snakes in the United States are reluctant to bite people. They are not stupid animals and know that you are not prey. In fact — trying to…