While North American trekkers and campers are usually relatively safe from the threat of venomous snakes, that doesn’t mean you should venture out without giving them a second thought. According to CDC statistics, eight thousands bites are recorded per year – and estimates suggest many more aren’t reported.

If you’re planning on heading into snake country and want to avoid a bite, the guys over at Sniff Outdoors have put together a handy and easy-to-digest infographic. It covers effective preventative methods, including what you should do if bitten. Check it out below (and CLICK to view the full size infographic):

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How To Prevent a Deadly Snake Bite. CLICK to view the full size Infographic