How harmful are rattlesnakes?
Rattlesnakes are really harmful, because sometimes snake bites
can kill people. Actually, the most dangerous snake is called the
Western Daimondback rattler.
They can be deadly. If you are bitten by one you should seek
medical attention immediately. You should not panic. When you
panic, your heart rate speeds up which makes your blood flow speed
up and brings the poison to your heart much quicker.
If left alone, rattlesnakes are very peaceful and beneficial to
the environment. It is when man puts himself in danger by not using
common sense and molests or tries to capture or kill these snakes
that things can go drastically bad in a short time. Rattlesnakes
help control populations of rodents that carry diseases and compete
with man for food. They need to be respected and allowed their
place in the environment.