Force of a Snake Bite
Do you know the newtons of force associated with a snake bite, specifically a rattlesnake?
Harris County Texas
Thank you for your question. I could not find any information on the force associated with a snake bite. There is plenty of information on the evaluation of bite force in larger animals (lions, tigers, crocodiles, alligators, hyenas, hippopotamuses), but not snakes. I did find an estimate of the bite force of a rattlesnake of 150 psi by a reptile vet. This is equivalent to approximately 667 newtons. Saltwater crocodiles lead with the strongest bite force of approximately 16,460 newtons.
See this link to National Geographic:
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