Sean P. Bush MD FACEP


Rattlesnake

Source: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center There are many different types of rattlesnakes in the world, and they vary widely in size and color. Rattlesnakes typically have rattles on the tip of the tail that produce the easily identified rattling sound.

Snake and Lizard Bites

Poisonous snake or lizard bite A bite from a poisonous (venomous) snake or lizard requires emergency care. If you have been bitten by a snake or lizard that you know or think might be poisonous, call or other emergency services immediately. Do not wait for symptoms to develop. If you are not sure what type of snake or…

Coral Snake

Coral snakes are found in tropical regions of North America and are often confused with nonpoisonous (nonvenomous) milk snakes because they look similar. Coral snakes have red bands with yellow rings on either side. Milk snakes have red bands with black rings on either side. Some people learn the difference by…

Mexican Beaded Lizard

Courtesy of Chris Reimann. http://www.gilaranch.com. All rights reserved. The Mexican beaded lizard and the Gila monster are two types of poisonous (venomous) lizards found in North America. These large lizards have thick, fleshy tails and short, powerful limbs. The Mexican beaded lizard lives in desert regions in…

Mexican Beaded Lizard

Courtesy of Chris Reimann. http://www.gilaranch.com. All rights reserved. The Mexican beaded lizard and the Gila monster are two types of poisonous (venomous) lizards found in North America. These large lizards have thick, fleshy tails and short, powerful limbs. The Mexican beaded lizard lives in desert regions in…