Alabama’s Deadliest Snakes Most Likely To Bite You This Summer
Okay, so I decided to watch funny videos on my phone when I couldn't fall asleep last night. As I was laying there watching humorous YouTube videos, I ended up watching videos of idiots interacting with venomous snakes.
So here are the top 6 deadliest snakes in Alabama...
Brownish-gray in color with an hourglass-shaped pattern on their backs, which resembles a Hershey’s Kiss.
Distinguished by a body with red, yellow, and black rings. The head of this species is rather indistinct from the neck, and the snout is blunt compared to most other snakes.
Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth)
Giant snakes can grow to be between three and four feet in length. Their body is an olive-brown color and often has a dark-banded pattern, though their coloration can be highly variable. Cottonmouth snakes have large, triangular-shaped heads and dark bands running down the length of their face.
A small snake, with a maximum length of 30 inches. Distributed throughout the state, it is seldom encountered except during late summer. The small rattle can scarcely be heard more than 3 feet away.
A large, heavy pit viper. Varies in coloration. They are gray, sometimes with a pinkish hue, and have a stripe down their back.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
An extremely large, heavy-bodied snake, capable of attaining a length of about 8 feet. The burrow of the tail is short and stout with a rattle or button at the end.
I am repeating the rhyme in my head right now, you know the one.
Yellow And Red - Soon You'll Be Dead
Red And Black - Friend of Jack
This way maybe, just maybe, I can remember which colors can hurt me. Of course, when I see one slithering towards me my mind goes blank!
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