Within the Commonwealth of Virginia there are many snakes that can cause harm, but unfortunately one of the most deadly is the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. This snake is found throughout much of Virginia, and although it has a few specific zones where it prefers to live, it does not have any major geographic limitations. Eastern Diamondbacks are known for their aggressive behavior and powerful venom which can kill a human within minutes if untreated.

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The two deadliest spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse. Both spiders are capable of killing a human, although it is not always easy to know that they have attacked. The black widow has a particularly deadly bite as it injects a venom that can kill within minutes. In contrast, the brown recluse generally bites slowly and does not inject any venom. However, their bites are just as deadly because simply touching one of these spiders can transmit the poison which can kill within hours. It is important to be aware of where these spiders are found and what precautions need to be taken if you happen to come into contact with them, especially if you have children in your home.


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There are numerous coral snakes in Arizona, with each species living in different parts of the state. Generally speaking, coral snakes can be found throughout most of Arizona except for the extreme southern and eastern portions.

One particularly common type of coral snake in Arizona is the Gila monster Coral Snake (Elaphe scutulata). This snake is endemic to the Granite Mountains region of central and southeastern AZ and often encountered near or within areas maintained by the US Bureau of Land Management. In addition to Gila monsters, other commonly found corals snakes in Arizona include: Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis getula), Western Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum), Copperhead (Aphonapellus johnsoni), Speckled Kingsnake (Lithobatrachus fasciatus), Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus mojavensis) and San Pedro Valley Rattler [Crotalus oreganus].


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The 100 foot snake is a massive Monitor lizard that can grow to be over 30 feet long. These lizards are found predominately in the central and eastern parts of America, as well as some areas in South America. They are also found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Not much is known about these snakes for sure, but it is believed that they may play an important role in controlling populations of other creatures because of their size and strength.


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There are a variety of animals that are immune to snake venom. Some include porcupines, kangaroos, and chimpanzees. Other animals that have been known to beimmune to venom include starfish, jellyfish, and dogs. Whether an animal is immune or not depends on their genetic make-up and how much immunity they developed from previous bites or encounters with venomous snakes.

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