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Snake Bite First Aid

snake bite first aid

Snakes can pop up anywhere, so know how to treat a snake bite

There are many different types of snakes in North America. Most are harmless but the snakes that are not can really pack a punch, so before travelling in areas where venomous snakes can be found take time to familiarize yourself on how to identify the different types, where they can be found, and how snake’s appearance can change as they age. The wide variety of snakes and places they hide in makes it very difficult to plan for all circumstances so it is up to you to be prepared and know what to do if a bite or attack occurs. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Venomous Snakes of North America

Snakes can be found in every part of the world. The majority of snakes are harmless and beneficial creatures that eat insects and mice. Then there are the others-the venomous kinds.

Snakes catch prey in one of three ways, the first is to sneak up on some food and grab the unsuspecting critter in its mouth. This is how the friendly Garter snake in your garden catches bugs or frogs. Snakes don’t chew their food; they can only swallow it whole which leads us to the second type of snake, the constrictor. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson