What if I get bitten?
• Don’t panic! Not all bites result in venom being injected. One quarter of all rattlesnake bites are ‘dry’ bites.
Stay calm and reduce movement.
• Clean the wound - wash with soap and water
• Remove jewelry on the affected limb.
• Call emergency services (911) and get to a hospital as quickly and safely as possible.
• DO NOT apply ice or a tourniquet.
• DO NOT cut or apply suction to the bite area.