Did you know that one out of every four snakes is poisonous? Yet, while there are 8,000 humans in the U.S. who are bitten by venomous snakes each year, venom is not injected in one-third of these bites.
The American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque maintains the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes. On its Web site, view photos and information about the different species on exhibit, read all you need to know about rattlesnakes - like the different rattles and fangs - and learn cool trivia.
Find out more about snakes in general on Animal Planet's snake section of its Web site, or on MSN Encarta's site. See how many different classifications of North American snakes exist and check out their photos here. Staying safe is always a key component, so make sure you read up on snake protection on the California Department of Fish and Game site.