What to Do if You Get Bitten by a Copperhead in Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Sapulpa woman was recently faced with a copperhead snake, shining the spotlight on snake safety in the area. Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal was proud to help educate news listeners about the dangers of venomous snakes, and we want to continue to support our community by spreading the message about snake safety. Common venomous snakes in Oklahoma include rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads. Copperheads are the most common snakes to cause bites. These snakes are about 2 to 3 feet long and are pit vipers, meaning they strike by detecting the heat produced by their prey. Can You Survive a Copperhead Bite Without Treatment? Copperheads are venomous, but their venom is relatively mild compared to other venomous snakes. Bites are not usually life-threatening, but if bitten you should always seek medical attention. These snakes produce hemotoxic venom, which affects the immediate area around the bite and causes painful but usually temporary tissue damage. You will still want to get medical attention immediately if you have been...
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