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Because of a reflex action, a rattlesnake can bite you up to an hour after it's dead

Rattlesnake Bite… Do’s & Don’ts if you are bit by a rattlesnake. Did you know that you should not use a snake bite extractor pump?

rattlesnake bite kit

A tiger rattlesnake is a striped snake commonly found in northwestern Mexico and southwestern United States. It is touted to have the highest toxicity among all rattlesnakes. Any tiger rattlesnake bite should be considered as a critical emergency. Experts have different opinions on the strength of the venom of the tiger rattlesnake but it can go as low as 0.06

Treating a Rattlesnake Bite -

The Rattlesnake is a pit viper found almost everywhere in the United States, and is capable of a deadly bite. Its trademark rattle strikes fear into anyone who hears it.

from National Geographic

Rattlesnake Pictures

This prairie rattlesnake is poised to strike. Adult rattlesnakes, unlike juveniles, are able to regulate the amount of venom in their bites.

from Live Science

Rattlesnake Facts

A rattlesnake striking with fangs extended. Rattlesnake bites can be dangerous but are very rarely fatal to humans.