The JAMA also recommends that if you're bitten, you remove any piece of clothing or jewelry that may constrict the area. Don’t use tourniquets or suction devices, and don’t cut the area around the bite. Also try to remember the snake’s color, body and color to clarify what it is; if you can take a picture from a safe distance, do so.
To avoid snakebites, wear long pants and boots when you’re walking in tall grass, the woods or in a known snake habitat, the JAMA states. Don’t approach a snake or try to touch it if it appears dead. And if you see a snake, move slowly backward away from it and then let it pass.
Snakes are part of many habitats where we often enjoy exercising. So if you see one, respect the snake and stay out of its way!
Resources Used for this Sharepost:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Venomous Snakes. Atlanta, GA: CDC
JAMA Patient Page. (2012). Snakebite. The Journal of the American Medical Association.
MedlinePlus.com. (2010). Snake bite. Bethesda, MD: The U.S. National Library of Medicine.