The way I see it, it is better to meet a snake via a video presentation as opposed to a one on one encounter in the wild. I have a lot of respect for snakes. In fact, I have so much respect for them I will yield to their every move and allow them the right of way.

While seven may seem like a lot of venomous snakes to have to deal with, not all of them live in our part of the state. A few of them, according to this video produced by NOLA.com are pretty scarce in the parts of the state they have been known to frequent.

Regardless, these are the seven that could seriously hurt you or even kill you. Like I said, it's better that you meet them here than out there.

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