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A prairie rattlesnake coils into striking position, flicking its forked tongue in and out on a sunny, dry hillside near Livingston, Montana on July 24, 2016

Stay Safe from Snakebites. Here’s How.

It’s the time of year where there’s a ssssssspike in snake bites. WakeMed emergency departments typically treat approximately 100 snakebites per year. Of these, 60 percent are venomous. The other 40 percent are “dry bites” (no venom injected), or they are from harmless snakes. So far, this year, WakeMed has seen over 20 snake bites, […]


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