How to deal with a snake bite while out on the trail | – Hutton Pulitzer #GoXPlrr

Venomous snakes are found throughout the United States, and the CDC estimates that between 7,000 and 8,000 individuals are bitten by venomous snakes each year.Most snakes will only bite humans if they feel threatened, but hikers, backpackers and those who spend considerable time outdoors may unknowingly enter a snake’s path.If this interaction results in a bite, it’s important to know what to do immediately. Otherwise, the venom of several common American snakes (such as rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads) can cause serious injury, limb loss or even death.Unfortunately, many misconceptions about snake bites still exist. Possibly the most pervasive is that the venom should be sucked out of the wound immediately by mouth, to prevent it from entering the bloodstream.  CLICK LINK TO LEARN MORE

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