Venomous snakes seldom attack humans, yet it's all too simple to inadvertently invade their territory.

The cottonmouth is a poisonous snake found in North America.

1. Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Threats from timber rattlesnakes include: They are big, have long fangs, and a lot of venom that they may squirt into their victim at once.

2. Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Fortunately, the tiger only lives in a tiny region along the Arizona-Mexico border.

3. Black diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus)

4. Tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris)

Eastern coral snakes are shy and infrequently seen, which is good news for hunters and hikers in the Southeast

5. Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)

A coral snake's venom may kill five humans at once, yet most protective bites only inject a trace quantity. 

6. Eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius)

It is also the sole cause of snake-related mortality in Mexico, and second in the United States.

7. Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

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