Top 8 Venomous Snakes in the United States

By Manish Choudhary

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake 

Big snake with diamond shapes on its back, found in the Southeast. 

2. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 

Large snake with diamond patterns, lives in the Southwest. 

3. Timber Rattlesnake 

Lives in the eastern U.S. forests, has a sneaky pattern on its skin. 

4. Cottonmouth 

Also called water moccasin, lives in the Southeast near water, has venom that hurts a lot. 

5. Copperhead 

Found all over the East and Central U.S., has a copper-colored head and hourglass shapes on its body. 

6. Coral Snake 

Brightly colored with red, yellow, and black bands, found in the Southeast, has venom that can stop breathing. 

7. Mojave Rattlesnake 

Lives in the Southwest, has light-colored diamond shapes on its back, and venom that can be very dangerous. 

8. Mojave Green Rattlesnake 

A kind of Mojave Rattlesnake, lives in the Mojave Desert, has really strong venom.