How long does it take a rattlesnake bite to kill you?
Most deaths occur between six and 48 hours after the bite. If antivenom treatment is given within two hours of the bite, the probability of recovery is greater than 99%. When a bite occurs, the amount of venom injected is under voluntary control by the snake.
What do u do if u get bit by a rattlesnake?
If a bite occurs, the area around the wound will swell up and change color. Treatment involves immobilizing the injured body part, cleaning and wrapping the wound, and getting antivenom at a hospital. Without prompt treatment, or if someone has an allergic reaction, rattlesnake bite can be fatal.
What does it feel like to be bitten by a copperhead?
Redness/swelling around the bite. Severe pain at the site of the bite. Nausea and vomiting. Labored breathing (in extreme cases, breathing may stop altogether)
Where do rattlesnakes usually bite?
Generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but given room they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. The majority of snakebites occur on the hands, feet and ankles.