Poisonous Snakes of the United States
This page contains pictures of the poisonous snakes found in
the United States. To view the pictures, click on the thumbnail image of
your choice. To return to this page, click the Back Button on your
browser. Above the thumbnail image of each snake, there is a link which
will allow you to click through to each individual snake's information
page. All snake pictures will enlarge to show detailed photographs and the
regions in the United States where the particular snake is normally found.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Characteristics of Pit Viper Snakes:
One snake that is not a pit viper snake but is poisonous is the coral snake. The coral snake is highly poisonous and resembles a number of nonpoisonous snakes. It does not have fangs and has round pupils. Because its mouth is so small and its teeth are short, most coral snakes inflict bites on the toes and fingers. They have to chew the skin a while to inject venom. Coral snakes are small and ringed with red, yellow, and black. The chances for recovery of a snakebite are great if the patient receives care within two hours of the bite.
Our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Andrew Kouloulis, noted herpetologist, for permission to use his research and pictures provided on these pages. Information taken from Dr. Kouloulis' Poisonous Snake Chart.