Would you know what to do if you were bitten by a venomous snake? Getting immediate medical care is key. Dr. Leslie Boyer, a medical toxinologist, told us that "if you've been bitten by a snake, no matter how good you feel, don't be the driver. Going into shock at highway speed is very, very bad, so you want to have a professional paramedic team or EMT team driving you to the hospital." If you're not near a vehicle, try not to travel on your own power.