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7 most common venomous snakes in Phoenix

Posted: 5:37 PM, Jan 12, 2016
Updated: 2018-06-25 23:58:47-04

Snakes often appear to be docile -- right before they strike with enough venom to make your body swell.

However, according to Arizona Poison Centers, less than 1 percent of rattlesnake bites result in human deaths. 

Watch the video above to see the seven types of venomous snakes that call Phoenix their home.

CAUTION: Wild animals should never be handled; it puts the handler at risk and is extremely stressful to the animal. 

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