8 of the Venomous Snakes in the United States

By Manish Choudhary

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

The Eastern Diamondback is the biggest rattlesnake in the U.S., known for its diamond-shaped patterns on its back.

2. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

This snake lives in the southwestern U.S. and has black and white bands on its tail.

3. Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin)

The Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin, is often found near water in the southeastern U.S.

4. Copperhead

Copperheads are common in the eastern U.S. and have hourglass-shaped markings on their bodies.

5. Coral Snake

The Coral Snake has bright red, yellow, and black stripes and is found in the southeastern U.S. It has very strong venom.

6. Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnakes live in forests in the eastern U.S. and have dark bands across their bodies.

7. Mojave Rattlesnake

The Mojave Rattlesnake lives in southwestern deserts and has very strong venom and a greenish color.

8. Prairie Rattlesnake

This snake is found in the Great Plains and is light brown or green with dark spots.