Dreaming about Being Bitten by a Snake

Snake Bite Dream

Dreaming of being bitten by a snake is one of the most common and striking snake dreams. While the dreamer is likely to wake up scared or confused about the meaning of such a dream, a general interpretation considers snake bite imagery in dreams as a precious warning or wake up call regarding your waking life.

A snake biting you symbolically signifies that you need to pay attention to a challenging situation or emotion that has not yet been completely acknowledged and dealt with.

Snake Bite Dream Meanings

  • The snake bite symbolizes a wake up call
  • Warning about a situation, activity, behavior or thought that are “poisonous” in your life.
  • Warning about something that paralyzes your ability to make a choice in order to take the next step in your life or a relationship
  • Resistance to what is perceived as a “temptation” or a situation that challenges your beliefs or values
  • Sign that you’re on the verge of a deep personal transformation

What does being bitten by a snake in a dream mean?

What does dreaming about a snake bite mean? Here are several meaning definitions to help interpreting your dream.

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Dream Meaning #1: Pay attention to something you’ve been ignoring

Dreaming of being bitten by this wild reptile can be interpreted as a painful reminder that you need to pay attention to a situation or relationship that has been challenging or difficult to deal with in your waking life. A snake biting you in a dream symbolizes your own guidance system or unconscious trying to get your attention through a wake up call.

You’re becoming more aware about an issue or aspect of yourself that you’ve been ignoring. The snake bite has the effect of prompting a reaction on your part, whether it’s pain, surprise or fear. Often, the dreamer will wake up right after the snake bites her in the dream. The attack from the serpent can therefore point to the need to wake yourself up, in your life too, from a situation where you have been compromising too much.

A dream of a snake bite reminds you that you need to resolve or come to terms with a situation or behavior that is paralyzing your ability to make a decision or move forward. Getting bitten by this wild creature is an invitation to examine what is currently “poisonous” in your life and to remedy it.

Dream Meaning #2: Meaning of the body part that is bitten by the snake

The dream interpretation will vary depending on what part of the body is being bitten. Consider the meaning you give to the part and how it related to what is challenged or needs to change in your waking life.

For instance, a snake bite to the right hand means that you are conflicted about taking action or making the right choice in your life; it could suggest that you are preoccupied with acting in fairness or maintaining a healthy transparency in a relationship whether it is intimate or related to work.

Being bitten by a snake in the back could indicate that you need to pay attention to ill words or deceitful actions of people around you; it could also mean that you need to resolve issues from the past or concerns that you have been carrying with you for a long time.

Dream Meaning #3: You’re holding back your wild, untamed side

When you dream of a snake biting you, the animal may reflect conflictual urges or desires you have in waking life and that are hard to grasp or control. Dreaming of a snake brings to your attention, through the image of this animal, to a part of you that you or possibly others consider as “wild”, untamed, perhaps even “out of control”.

Snake Bite Dream

This inner conflict may have escaped your attention or you may have seen it looming over you, just like the animal in the dream before it strikes. The fact the snake is biting you indicates that you are in the process of becoming more conscious of what you need to do to take control of a situation or matter that has been creeping in

Dream Meaning #4: Transformation is painfully taking place in your life

The serpent is delivering the antidote to numbing yourself and avoiding what needs to be done to get to the next step in your life. The snake bite may point to a shift occurring in your awareness, a transformation: You are on the verge of becoming more aware about a matter that was previously hidden or avoided.

This radical shift may be experienced in a painful manner at first, but will be beneficial in the long run. This wake up call is part of your growth process.

Dream Meaning #5: Struggle with temptation

Dreaming of a snake biting you may represent the archetypal presence of temptation in your life. Just like the serpent in the Garden of Eden in the judeo-christian tradition, the animal in your dream could connect to a “temptation”, desire or situation you feel conflicted about because of it does not fit in your usual beliefs or ethical values.

The snake bite is a wake up call to face whatever is causing tension, perhaps even challenge some of your core beliefs or values and get a fresh perspective.

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Next Step: Make your Own Meaning

To go further with the interpretation of your snake dream, ask yourself the following questions. You can get more help by looking at the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.

  • How afraid are you of the snake and/or the bite in your dream?
  • Which part of your body does the snake bite? Look at the corresponding meanings.
  • How are you resisting change in your life?
  • Has a fear of making a decision paralyzed your ability to stand for yourself or move forward in your life?

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499 Responses to Dreaming about Snake Bite

  • Alwyn Comilang Millar

    I dreamt of a small snake bit me on my left thumb. I let it suck my blood coz he was thirsty and no water to be found.more of I helped him. Little fear I felt but more of a decision to help to let the snake quench its thirst. What does my dream means?

  • EeeyGeyy

    I had a dream last night about snake. I saw a snake at the sea, I run but still the snake reach my right foot and bite me. Then I wake up. What is that mean?

  • Sunshine

    All I remember is that the snake was black and yellow and I had got bit in the neck and woke up after that. Any interpretations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  • Yvonne

    I was going somewhere and I started meeting death snakes on my way. From the smallest to the biggest after every 30second walk. When I saw the big one from afar, I decided to return back and not continue the journey. The size of the snake scared me. As I was returning, I met a guy who told me of the mother of the biggest snake I saw who died close to my friends house and I went to see it. On getting there I met that the snake was burnt but the snake resurrected immediately, ran and killed the guy standing close to me. It rapped it’s tale on my neck before killing the guy. As I started running out of fear, the snake followed me and I woke up just when it was about to bite the back of my neck.

  • Yvonne

    I was going somewhere and I started meeting death snakes on my way. From the smallest to the biggest after every 30second walk. When I saw the big one from afar, I decided to return back and not continue the journey. The size of the snake scared me. As I was returning, I met a guy who told me of another snake who died close to my friends house and I went to see it. On getting there I met that the snake was burnt but the snake redirected immediately, ran and killed the guy close to me. As I started running out of fear, the snake followed me and I woke up just when he was about to bite the back of my neck.

  • Gia Manor

    We have 27 green tree pythons,in my dream my husband and I were at a friends and he just left me there and I suspected that he had cheated, in real life i have my suspicions. We went somewhere and there was this winding path of green tree pythons and it was the only path i could take and as i started going down the path the snakes started biting me, all on left foot and left hand. After i got out my husband plucked the teeth that were stuck in my hand,but they werent teeth. I dont know what they were. I did feel the snake bites, i was not scared just really mad. And I was super angry with my husband cause he also tried turning it around on me saying im cheating which he does do in my waking life. We are also moving upnorth and im nervous and concerned as I will be away from family. What doez this dream mean?

  • My

    In dream v need to travel back to our home from vacation n suddenly snake come. V pack it in our bag. My mom get snake out of bag she struggle n then snake bite my mother. V took her to hospital n she is fine. Please explain what this dream means

  • Annisha

    On previous nights I had dreams of a yellow and white snake roaming through my house but most times I would only see a part of the body; last night I had another dream about this snake but this time I was able to see the whole snake and it was yellow and white like an albino python but with a hood like a cobra as it slithered up to me we just starred into each others eyes I was too afraid to move but as I realized it may harm me I turned to slowly walk away because I didn’t want it to chase me if I ran and thats when it bit me in my left butt cheeck. I tried to tell everyone in my house about this snake and how it just bit me but no one took me seriously and it was more like a look of I told you so…. I didn’t die but I was angry when I woke up.

  • Holly

    I had a dream that a very poisonous snake bit my right hand and I had a hard time getting anyone to take my bite seriously. Finally get attention of a nurse off duty and she takes me to a doc. So weird and terrifying!

    • Enzo

      Holly is that you and your baby in the picture? Does your dream been happening before you had a baby or the dream had already been happening whe you already have a baby.?

  • Lai

    I have a dream last night that snake bitten me. At first snake is really fast moving ahead of me then when snake saw me immediately snake came to me and it was around my body and bitten me at the side of my back then thats the time i woke up.

  • Amina

    I dreamt dat a snake has bitten me on the leg and i almost died but my spouse in d dream didnt do anything to help.

    • Nick

      I had the same dream lastnight on the 12th October 2018.
      Same thing happened the snake bit me and no one try helping haha. Weird.

      • Samantha

        I had the same dream last night, but the snake bit me in my face and no one wanted to help

    • Em

      I had two similar dreams in the past few weeks. In the first a snake bit my head and the friends I was with didn’t seem to want to help me. One of them just googled the snake to see if it was actually venomous. In the second dream a snake bit my ankle — I can’t remember much more from it other than no one was there to help me.

  • Carolyn Page

    I dream I walk pass snake and told people that it was over there moving slow but I had to go back to do something but forget it was there and bend over to put up something but snake bit me cause really forgot it was there but I pull it off my arm and it fell on my sister chest but I look down it was still on my arm so I jump up looking around in the room

  • Nica

    I dreamt that I was with my son walking over a dock. I was a few steps in front of him and heard him cry out. When I looked back there was a huge yellowish snake by his feet and he was on the ground holding his leg. I ran to him and started trying to suck the poison out if any. What does this dream mean?

  • Scared

    I dreamt of a small black nsake it bit me on my right foot.
    There was a chicken which killed the nsake.

    I managed to push it out of the house and started to call emergency number when my leg started turning black.
    My mother who passed away was lying on the mattress on the floor
    I feel down and died.

  • Anonymous

    I dreamt of a small black nsake it bit me on my right foot.
    The was z chicken which killed the nsake.

    I managed to push it out of the house and started to call emergency number when my leg started turning black.
    My mother who passed away was lying on the mattress on the floor
    I feel down and died.

  • Kelsea Cook

    It was evening time. I got bitten by two snakes on the back of my right thigh. As I would try to open ones mouth and rip it of it would bite my finger and the other one would bite. I would throw one and try to get the second one off and once I open it’s mouth, the other one would bite again. It was a viscous cycle…. eventually I had help from my husband getting them away. Then, I was with my friend and someone told us that the bites would turn white and heal the next day unless too much poison. I realized it was a rattle snake. I sat down in front of a truck stand with my friend and told her I needed help. A random person appeared and I was starting to get dizzy. They needed me to sign my name on something before they could send me to the ER. I started to lightly seizure and foam started to come out of my mouth. I remember praying to God to forgive me for my sins even the ones I have forgotten because I knew I was now in transition of dying and going to heaven.

  • Mike

    I’m at work it’s around 12:30am, I’m working and out of nowhere I started day dreaming of my daughter playing in my room with her toys then she comes out crying holding her left arm something bit her, I go in the room and see a poison snake I tried to kill it with a machete but dodge’s all my moves then bites me to and quickly goes in the whole in the wall

  • Gabriel

    I had a dream I was getting bit all over my right arm by a black king Cobra I just remember looking at all the bite marks on my arm

  • Confused

    I had a dream that I was bitten by a baby water moccasin on the back of my thigh. I am usually terrified of snakes in real life but in my dream I was more concerned about going to the hospital. No one else believed me that I had been bitten and were in no hurry to take me to the hospital to get anti-venom. The last thing I remember in the dream is heading to the hospital and my whole leg going numb. Any ideas what this could all mean?

  • Dawn

    I had a dream that I was bitten by a beautiful purple snake on my right calf. I wasn’t scared at all. I grabbed the snake and just looked at it, because I shouldn’t believe how beautiful it was, then accidentally dropped it and it bit me again right up under the first bite. After I woke up, I just kept thinking about the beauty of the snake, holding it and admiring it, and the fact that I let it bite me twice.

  • Donnie

    Been havening issues with my girl friend and I guess we both at the point giving up but still love each other.  Been weeks now she doesn’t come around but having fun with friends.  Had the dream of snake biting my left hand andwoke up right after The dream . What is really the meaning.

  • Anonymous

    i just had dream last night with a double head snake one head in the one and another head on the tail part and color black.. i was in my bed when i feel something smooth in my legs and i try to run but when i try to move out from bed i was bitten and i catch the snake and give to my neighbors to see what snak is that and i try not to panick and go to hospital alone togive me some anti-venom and i go home feel happy..

  • Bec

    What about a white snake bite on the arm of our 3 year old son

  • Scared

    I just had a dream last night bout snake. As i was about to park my car i saw this snake coz of fear that it might bite me i tried to just hit it while i park my car. However, while i almost hit it i felt guilt and decided not too. When i get out of the car it started to run after me and bite me. Coz of fear i wake up and not really sure if it had already bit me. But i wake up with a voice/ sound from me of fear.

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