8 of the Venomous Snakes in the United States

By Manish Choudhary

1. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake 

Big snake with diamond shapes on its back. Lives in the southeast. 

2. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 

Similar to the Eastern one but found in the southwest. 

3. Timber Rattlesnake 

Lives in forests, has a rattling tail. 

4. Copperhead 

Has a copper-colored head, found in the east. 

5. Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin 

Lives near water, shows white inside mouth. 

6. Eastern Coral Snake

Colorful snake with red, yellow, and black bands, lives in the southeast. 

7. Western Coral Snake

Found in the southwest, also has colorful bands. 

8. Mojave Rattlesnake 

Lives in the desert, has black and white bands.