Rattlesnakes are located all over the U.S., but they are prominently found in the southwest. They have large bodies and triangle-shaped heads. Their most distinctive feature is their tail, which contains a “rattle,” a series of scales that rattle when the snake shakes its tail. They range in size from 1- to 8-feet long.
Rattlesnake bite symptoms are the same as other venomous snake bite symptoms and include:
- Severe pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart rhythm changes
- Metallic, rubbery, or minty taste
- Numbness or tingling
- Lymph node swelling