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The World's Most Dangerous Snakes

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The CDC estimates that 7,000 to 8,000 people per year receive venomous snake bites in the United States. Five of those people die and the number of deaths would be much higher if people did not seek medical care.

The World's Most Dangerous Snakes

Snakes are found throughout the world except in Iceland, Antarctica, Ireland, New Zealand and Greenland. You can find them in tropical regions, according to Defenders of Wildlife. They flick their tongues to smell the air and usually hibernate during the winter months.

An island in Brazil is known as Snake Island; it's one of the coolest places in the world that you are not allowed to visit, because it is home to the "world's deadliest snake" - the Golden Lancehead Viper. Its venom is said to literally melt human flesh. Access to this island has been banned due to people being killed in the past.

Some of the symptoms associated with a snake bite include swelling, redness, severe pain, nausea, increased sweating and disturbed vision.

- Nicole Dossantos The Active Times