Snake Bites

The most common venomous snake in Baja is the cascabel (rattlesnake). To minimize the odds of being bitten, always wear boots, socks and long trousers when walking through undergrowth where snakes may be present. Keep your hands out of holes and crevices, and be cautious when collecting firewood.

Though painful, snake bites do not cause instantaneous death. Place the victim at rest, keep the bitten area immobilized and move them immediately to the nearest medical facility. Avoid tourniquets, which are no longer recommended.

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