If a snake bites you

Remain calm.
Immobilize the bitten arm or leg, and stay as quiet as possible to keep the poison from spreading through your body.
Remove jewelry before you start to swell.
Position yourself, if possible, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart.
Cleanse the wound, but don't flush it with water, and cover it with a clean, dry dressing.
Apply a splint to reduce movement of the affected area, but keep it loose enough so as not to restrict blood flow.
Don't use a tourniquet or apply ice.
Don't cut the wound or attempt to remove the venom.
Don't drink caffeine or alcohol.
Don't try to capture the snake, but try to remember its color and shape so you can describe it, which will help in your treatment.
Call 911 or seek immediate medical attention, especially if the area changes color, begins to swell or is painful



I have a fear of snakes and to me one and two on that list are just stupid... remain calm? A snake just bit me! How do I accomplish that? Immobilize the arm/leg? Goes along with number one, a snake just bit I am running away! But that's just me.

What are some real backwoods tips for getting bit by a snake? What would the proper steps to take? Do you carry a snake bite kit in early season?
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