Getting Bitten by a Venomous Snake is Serious Business. Here’s How to Stay Alive While Waiting for Help to Arrive.

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While there are many rules you can follow for avoiding snakes, and, therefore, snakebites, it's impossible to predict the actions of all snakes.

You may one day find yourself on the receiving end of an angry reptile, and in that circumstance, you'll want to know what you can do to alleviate your suffering and, hopefully, prolong your life.

Many a Hollywood movie has made people think the best thing they can do for a snake bite is to suck the venom out of the wound. Not only does this not work, it also introduces a highly toxic venom to the fragile tissues of your mouth, making a bad situation much worse.

If you want to know the do's and don'ts of what you actually should do with a snake bite, continue to the next page.

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