There are only four types of venomous snakes located in the United States. Many states do not have venomous snakes, but it is good to know what they are in case you ever visit states where they live.

The following 3 snakes are called vipers.  That means they have a large, arrowhead shaped head and large teeth we call fangs that can put poison in you when they bite. They have other ways to identify them, but you don't want to get that close to them.

The fourth snake found in the United States is not a viper.

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