Snake bites


Copperhead snake coiled up on rocks

Copperhead snakes are venomous and live in much of the U.S., primarily along the east coast and as far west as Texas. They are copper-tan in color and range from 2- to 4-feet long.

In addition to general symptoms, copperhead bites produce other notable symptoms, appearing minutes to hours after a bite. These include:

  • Pain
  • Rapid swelling
  • Bruising
  • Trouble breathing
  • Heart rhythm changes
  • Metallic, rubbery, or minty taste
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Lymph node swelling
  • Shock

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