Here is a list of famous victims of snake bites. Victims of fatal bites by one of the 20 species of venomous vermin in the United States are listed here. It is surprising that over half of all snakebite victims are males bitten on the hand or forearm, usually because the victim tried to pick up the snake! And did you know, there is a new powerful antidote made using snake DNA rather than venom and works for a wider range of species than conventional anti-venom, which could have saved the lives of these notable victims of snake bite. This list includes all fatal snake bites along with more info about the snakes in the discussion column.