8 Animals That Are Resistant to Venom


The mongoose has a specialized acetylcholine receptor that makes it resistant to snake venom.

Honey Badger

The honey badger is an extremely fearless and tenacious animal, known for its impenetrability to many types of snake venom.


They possess proteins in their blood that neutralize toxins, including venom from snakes such as rattlesnakes and cottonmouths.

Ground Squirrel

Certain types of ground squirrels, particularly those found in California, have a high resistance to rattlesnake venom.


They can consume venomous creatures like scorpions without harm, thanks to proteins in their system that neutralize the venom.

Horned Lizard

The horned lizard has a unique defense mechanism against venomous predators. When threatened, it increases blood pressure in the vessels around its eyes and squirts blood up to four feet.