Cut and Suck the Poison from a Snake Bite
You’ve probably watched an on-screen actor cut into a snake bite and immediately start sucking the blood from the wound; but try to remember that Hollywood isn’t the best place to get survival tips. This method of *ahem* treatment is actually more dangerous than helpful. It’s unlikely that you’ll actually suck any venom out but you do greatly increase the risk of infection. And if you do happen to extract some venom, expect some unpleasant side effects. The best thing you can do is remain calm, let the wound bleed, and sanitize and cover it.