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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1544 Responses to Dreaming about Snake Bite

  • Aleena
    I dreamt of a snake bitting me. I was sitting on my bed, and my cat was on the floor. The snake comes on top of the bed, I am not scared of it, it seems as if I am familiar with it, it pulls its head back as if getting ready to attack and i realize it will but I'm not too scared or horrified as I don't have enough time to react. Then the snake launches and bites my toe, I don't sense a great deal of pain or fear in me, just a bit, and that was the end of the dream. Can someone please help me interpret what this could mean.
  • Jessica
    Can someone please help me it's been two days already I been dreaming that my daughter gets bit by a snake and when I try taking it off her it bite me too ..,does anyone what could this mean?
  • Cody
    I dreamed of a green snake aswell and remember it biting my right hand twice as i held on to it and was scared to let the back of its neck go for the fear of it biting me again....Does anyone wise know the meaning of this dream...im very open to options...thanks cody.d
  • Maya
    Last night my dad dreamed of being bitten by a snake on his finger, so here I am, trying to help him interpret his dream.
  • Tish
    Last night I dreamt of a 3 snakes biting me on my left hand and the biggest one kept biting me repeatedly. It was behind my old house and When I tried to ask my boyfriend to take me to the hospital he wouldn't and all my family said it wasn't poisoning. I felt my throat swell up in real life just like in my dream. Still I kept asking but they said the hospital was shut down and there was none open.
  • Jessica
    I dreamed of a green snake. I owned the snake it in my dream it was my snake so I tried grabbing it, but it was angry so it repeatedly kept bitting both of my arms. I started feeling heavy, my heart started beating faster, and I couldnt breathe. I was dying in my dream I reached my mother for help, and she gave me all these different medicines which slowed down my heart beat. Then I woke up confused I was sweating and hot.
    • Jem
      Even i had a dream where a green snake bit me
  • Rebecca
    I dreamt, just last night, that I was in some wooded area with a nature-made slide down to a body of water. When I went down the slide the water was shallow and there was a huge snake that came out fromantic underneath me. I remember it was vibrant in color, coral and white on its back with a dark underbody, and I remember feeling pain when it bit my foot! Then it bit my other foot as I was trying to leave.. I did not wake up at this part but remember going to these hospital not knowing how I got there and having snake bites on the bottom of my feet. It was a very alarming dream so I had to look it up, never before do I remember feeling pain in a dream. Currently in my life I have been in a physically and mentally abusing relationship for 4 years with whom I have two children and can seek no escape or way out in reality. So maybe my emotional pain is translating into physical pain in my dream? Let me know.
  • mina
    Pls I don't still understand but thanks for the meaning tho
  • Navyashree
    I took my dog for walking and returned back to home. And suddenly we had snake at home that is tied with a belt. I decided to remove it's belt so that it will be free for a while. And suddenly after removing, I realised that it is tough to catch her. But she was climbing the sofa and my sister will try to catch her and put belt...as she is putting from the tail, the snake in the verge of escaping will bite my right hand.continuously
  • Renee
    I dreamt I was walking down a path with a child (a child I use to watch when she was younger) I was watching and she got bit by a snake on her lips and I pulled it off her and it bit me on the left hand, I kept screaming and looking for help bc I was more worried about it being poisonous for her then me bc her lips started swelling up.
  • Jc
    As far as I remembered my dream, I was at work and I'm working in a resort surrounded by trees and plants and feels like in a jungle. I was showing some plants to the guest when I noticed that there is a snake behind the tree. I tried to warn the people that were with me not to get near the tree because there is a snake but too late because she have already got near the snake. We tried to get away from the place but the snake saw us and caught up and bit my right hands since I was the one behind as I asked other people to go run first. I am still calm at this point and feels so strong that I know that my hands were on his mouth but he didn't deepen his fangs on my skin. I shook him off until he released my hands. After that I'm not sure if I had some wounds or not because I know he didn't bite me though my hands were already on his mouth but I'm sure worried about if I'm gonna be poisoned or something. I remember also planning to put a bandage so poison wouldn't spread but I'm sure though that he didn't bite me but I still feel worried and scared.
  • Mark
    Im dreaming of not just ordinary snake. Its unusual.in my dream, i have people with me in different country and it is a resort. Those people were same of my race. I told them that there were snake in this place they dont belueve. I told them you will just belueve when you saw it. Then a moment ago snake came up over the tree and get in the whole beneath the roof then the snake attacked the person in my dream wholly. Then after that the snake came over my face then bit my right eye. I breath slowly so that it wont eat me more. The people with me wonder why it still on my face. So they slowly take the snake over my face. And they give me medicine to drink it. The snake dis appeared and i awake.. what does it mean.
  • Shalu
    I will always and is a must to get a snake dream every year once at least. This time I was told by someone that there's a snake hanging on my back..I wasnt brave enough to touch or even shout. It was just watching me from my back.. until I went to my in laws house where I told my husband abt it,that time ot wasnt on my back and suddenly out of no where, the snake started to glide up me and gave a stare.. and as soon as I said while crying "it doesn't want to leave me", it bite. Left my right upper arm with a mark. I went to the dr to get treated, and to a firefigther to get rid of the snake. He told me to write some prayer wording and keep it with me. The snake stayed out of the house after I did what the firefighter told bt it was still watching me.
    • Lois Elsensohn
      Wow! I am not a psycic just a person who had a snake bite dream. It sounds like you have a demonic attachment. You may of saged your house or prayed, but it is outside your yard watching you from trees. Lois
      • cil
        hi ..i dream about a king cobra biting me on my butt side.. and i dont really know whats the real meaning of this.. this past months .. i feel my x pass loved one is with me.. sare they connected ?as i always look for some psychic to help.me talk to him..as i feel him at night if ill call his name.
  • Doris
    I was in the woods and someone roles over a log and all these raddlesnaks came out running after me and I got bit 11 times in the back and right leg and when I went to this house I folded them and there was a stack of money and the man said what's this and I said that's where you sold your child and he started dancing and me and the other daughters left and I got waken up by my boy friend and didn't get to see what happened next it was weard I didn't wake up being bitten or chased by snakes and I hate them I don't dream any if I do I don't remember but this one I do
  • harshinj
    in my dream i had sitten in some place suddenly the snake came and it wents inside of my skin of right hand its biting like anything nd also its hurting alot nd it started bleeding then my skin became red and its all bleeding after that its build jis house with mud on my hand and it is rolled up with my elbow iam crying like anything then suddebly i woke i experienced all the pain waht does this dream mean....
  • Christina Riley
    I dreamed that a brown rattlesnake bit me on my right hand.it was on a hot sunny day It was curled up facing me I was afraid to move.when I did it strike at me biting me on my right hand. It was poison.
  • Maude
    In my dream I was applying for a new job and all of the candidates were sitting in a waiting room. I was chosen because my boyfriend worked for the same company but the last tast was to be bitten by a snake. I was just standing in line and the proctor grabbed my arm and let the snake bite me. I let it bite me. It bit me on my left arm and it wouldn't let go. I didn't wake up from this dream, I didn't even flinch. It felt like blood being drawn. They held the snake there and couldn't get him to release from my arm. I started to bleed out and passed out in my dream then woke up in another dream. This is the first time I've ever dreamt about a snake.
  • JOSS
    I dreamed that I was back in high school chilling with my friends and we were gonna eat lunch so I said let's go by the teachers class and one of my old managers was a teacher there, and he was looking for his pet which he had told the other faculty it was a dog but I told him straight forward you're looking for a snake cause I saw the panic in his face, so then I sat on the floor and was eating my food when I felt something on my side and heard some noise so I looked down and saw the snake and I just reached down and grabbed it by the head but the snake was struggling a lot so my hand slipped a little and my pointing finger on my right hand ended in the snakes mouth, it hurt a bit but I asked him for the cage and put it in there and went on about my day. The dream continued but that's all the part about the snake.
  • Lou
    I dreamed last night that i was swimming in a lake when suddenly i was surrounded by 3 snakes. I swam forward and a green cobra bit my lips. I was so scared and angry at the same time. I caught the cobra and smashed its head with a big stone until the head was really flattened. I didn't die in my dream coz i remember i already took all the venom from this cobra. Then i woke up. What's the meaning of this dream?
  • mik
    can you interpret this dream? there is a very thin and long python. at first it gives me attraction then I touch it. after a while this python wants to eat me while there are somebody people surrounded me.
  • Ana
    I dreamt that I was walking somewhere in the woods with a friend and a rattlesnake bite me on my left hand and after we found some family that have a ranch and her husband who was a doctor help me, what is the meaning of this dream?
  • Temi
    I had a dream of a cobra snake which I think I flung off me to husband. He in turn bit the snake and it left a scare of its shape on his face. What does it mean?
  • Luana Vanaerde
    I had a dream last night that a cobra snack bit me on my right side... Maybe my neck or arm is this a bad dream?
    • cil
      same dream.. its a cobra also biting me on my left side butt
  • Dream Life
    I had a dream that a snake was hiding behind a chair in a house that I was unfamiliar with. I must have startled the snake, it appeared angry and obviously defensive. It bit me on the hand and again on my arm. It was a rattle snake and amazingly, it did not harm. No swelling, no one needed to call an ambulance...almost as if I was immune to the snake bite?
  • Shawnee
    I had a dream I was with my father who has been deceased for almost 2 years and he was bitten by a snake on his left hand near the wrist. Please what does this mean???
  • Amanda
    I woke up today because I had a dream that a rattlesnake had bit me right in the neck! My so called friends and family were there but never helped what does this mean?
  • Landoh
    I had a dream where I went to a farm and suddenly I was surrounded by many black snakes and there was one brown with red spotted snake with me in the middle,i then tried to escape but when I was out I discovered I had several bits on my leg,that dream was really scary
  • KAT
    I had a dream about a snake striking at me, but missing me. I was scared of the snake and attempting to scoot away from it.
  • Zach
    In my dream, I was surrounded by former classmates, and holding onto a green and black snake. One of the teachers told me to put it down, and when I did it fled. Moments later I found it again under a shelf and approached it, but when I did it struck at me. So I tried to get away but it chased me, being much faster than I was, it but me several times on my arms and legs and then it slowed and opened its mouth, and a pair of black fangs opened out (previously it hadn't been leaving marks on me and in my dream I was convinced it was playing because it wasn't using its fangs) and it came straight up to me before I heard the voice of a friend of mine (who I didn't go to school with, but who recently quit a job we both work at) ask me, "why does it matter to people if they're related?", and I woke up. I was terrified of the snake in the dream but pretending I wasn't so I didn't make a scene in front of my former classmates and teachers.
  • Sarah Armstrong
    I dreamed that I was standing in my living room when a snake opened the door and walked in upright walked over to me and bit me on my hand. There was no feAR nor was it wiggling and afterwara we stood together seemingly spiritually one. There was dark coloring on its back.
  • Dave
    I dreamt of a huge black snake moving from a tree to the ground. Then that snake bit someone twice (may be a child, I am not sure). After that I saw a dead women, she died because of snake bite, and someone was crying. What does my dream mean ?
  • shana Deadmon
    I just woke up, from a Dream of a lil boy who was giving,me a baby yellow Snake. This snake, was very smart, it followed my footsteps really good. As it followed me it began to grow bigger, ND it became very vicious like it, wanted to bite me. But it ever did just kept following me. I was trying to dodge it, all in my dream, but it would find me by my vibrations. This was a Bright yellow snake, no color or no spots just. Bright yellow. What does this mean???
    • Archana
      Hi, I am having this snake bitting dream problem for a long time. Every time it was following me, I was just escaping after so many struggles or with fear I am just waking up. This time I dreamt that we are going to a temple and we are sitting in the pond. Every one washing their legs. My mom and sister. Was sitting in steps. I saw a big black colour rope with both the ends look like a snake head with big mouth. I am going near my mom by starring at that rope. Suddenly it started hitting by sister and mom. Both of them freaking out from there. It was trying to bite on my sister face. We said to fall her on water to escape. But it followed on water too. We are running here and there. I was following us. With great afraid I woke up. I dreamt this at 5:30 am. Please say the. Meaning for this. I am so scared
  • Celia
    Hi dreamed I was bitten by three snakes in my right hand. The puncture wounds of each bite was different. I asked for helped as I could see the venom spreading through my hand and each nite had a different effect. I was told that the third bite was the worst bit that it could take some time to start affecting my body.
  • Mike
    I was bitten by a cobra on the right cheek and left hand. I don't understand the meaning. It was held by a friend of mine when I was bitten at the cheek. Then I was holding it in my left hand and it bit me.
  • Rose
    I dreamed of a dark snake and it bit me twice my right hands and left arms , and I could feel the pain as in real pain 😔 ! Then my dad came and tried to help me and remove the venom in my left arms but not my right hand , then I woke up because of alarm but the pain in my right hand I still could feel it ! I'm freaking out of this wierd dream.please help me to interpret this
  • Mary
    I dreamt of a white snake biting my mother at home. First it was about to fall on me but I threw up my hand and hit it accidentally and this threw it over the other side of the room we couldn't see. We started looking for the snake and after a while I saw the snake on my mom's left leg and it bit her before I could do anything about it. I woke up as soon as she screamed in pain.
    • sanjana
      I had a dream that my mom was talking to someone on a phone call.A green colored snake was biting my mom and i started crying what to do next 😢 I am so scared
      • krishna
        I had a dream that a small white color snack bite my left feet.please help me.
  • Umer Javed
    I dreamt of a non-poisonous snake. It was like a human turned into snake and my mom knew who it was and well in the beginning it would scare us by hissing so I take it to mom and she asks him to stop, but it doesn't so I throw it off the roof, but it manages to come back somehow. When it's back it bites me on my right leg, though I feel no pain or nothing and then suddenly my youngest comes and drops water on my ear, and as I get distracted for a while, the snake disappears.
    • HMA
      No poisonous snake represent healing from illness, you haven't mentioned the colour? you should mention! are you earning interest income ? you or your mother or someone in your family? if yes then better to stop it! it might be a warning ! if not then it might be an enemy of your family! someone nearest to you.

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