Venomous Snakebites Have Hit An All-Time High In Georgia This Year

While you might not automatically equate Georgia with venomous snake bites, you’d be surprised once you learn these staggering statistics. Not only should North Carolina and Texas also be looped in about venomous snake bites on the rise, but Georgia, too, should be careful. Thinking of going out into the wilderness this autumn for some trail hiking? You might want to read about the potential for venomous snakebites in Georgia first.

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Don’t let the possibility of snakes prevent you from exploring the outdoors in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division has provided a free guide to venomous snakes within the state, including a map for which snakes can be found most often in which areas.

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