The Most Venomous Snakes

Snakes are one of the most deadly reptiles in the world and are well-known for their poisonous venom. Here is a list of the most venomous and dangerous snakes.

Belcher’s Sea Snake

According to the studies by far, Belcher’s Sea snake is the most toxic venomous snake. It has been featured in The Guinness Book Of World Records for this property of it being the deadliest snake. It is mainly found in the water bodies around the Northern Australia and South East Asia which makes this snake prove deadly usually for the fishermen fishing down these regions. About one-fourth of its bites contain venom and the venom of this snake is utterly dangerous because only a few milligrams of its venom is capable of killing about a thousand people. 

Black Mamba

It is the longest snake in Africa and the second longest in the world growing 8-14 feet and one of the most venomous snakes of the is named Black Mamba due to the color of it’s mouth from the inside and not the actual color of it’s body. The colour of its skin can show variations from a yellow green in some snakes to metallic grey.

It is capable of moving at a speeds of up to 16-20km/h that also makes it the fastest land snake in the world. Its bites can kill a human in about 20 minutes, but usually people bitten by Black Mamba die in 30–60 minutes and sometimes it takes up to three hours. Its bite can inhibit the controls over basic motor skills and leads to paralyzing the person’s body and eventual death. 

Beaked Sea Snake

It is found in the region ranging from the Persian gulf to the north coastal Australia and mainly survives on sea creatures specially catfish. Beaked Sea Snake is also named as hook-nosed snake and common sea snake and it is a highly venomous species of snakes living in water. About five in every ten deaths caused due to biting by a sea snake around the world occur because of the Beaked Sea Snake. Its bite yields about 7.9-9.0 mg venom while 1.5 mg is enough to kill a human.

Indian Krait

Indian Krait is also referred with the name Blue Krait. Its main habitat is the rural areas of the Indian Subcontinent as well as the jungles around the region. The length of the Blue Krait is about 0.9 metre but it is capable of growing up to 1.75 metres. It is quite lazy in the days and very zestful during the nights. A single bite of the Indian Krait is deadly enough to kill about 60 people in a time range of four to eight hours. Its bite doesn’t cause any pain which makes the local people believe it to be a mysterious creature. The neurotoxins affect the nerve endings and cause severe abdominal cramps leading to eventual death.

Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake has a variety of species and it is the second most venomous species of snakes in the world that lives on land. Its length is about 1.8 metres and is found around very populated areas of Australia that is why it is considered the most dangerous.

Apart from Australia, it is also found in Indonesia. It is amazingly fast-moving, aggressive as well as it chases the people it bites once and repeatedly strikes them with bites. Rodents, birds and various small reptiles are the diet of the Eastern Brown Snake. Its venom contains neurotoxins as well as blood coagulants.

Inland Taipan

This one is also found in Australian native and it has the most poisonous toxic of all the land snakes in the world. It is also known as fierce snake and its length can reach up to 2.5 metres. Its one bite with venom is capable of killing 100 people and it can yield up to 110 mg venom in a single bite.

But, Inland Taipan can be tamed and is not bad tempered. It is found in the Channel country of south-western Queensland and north-eastern South Australia and resides in the black soil areas.The snake hits its prey with seven venomous bites while making a single attack and then waits for its prey to die before it feeds on the prey .It survives on rodents, birds and small mammals.

Tiger Snake

Tiger snake is found around south-eastern Australia. It gets its name because of the black and brown or yellow striped pattern of its skin like a tiger’s. Its venom is neurotoxic and puts a direct harmful impact on the nervous system as well as the venom contains mycotoxins that can damage the muscles.

When it gets aggressive, it attacks anyone coming along its path but usually it doesn’t attack unless disturbed. It is one of the protected species of Australia and killing or injuring the Tiger Snake leads to a fine of $7500 as well as imprisonment. Its bite can lead to death in about 30 minutes, but usually it takes 6-24 hours. It survives on frogs, small mammals, birds and lizards. 

Coastal Taipan

Even Coastal Taipan finds habitat in Australia and has got the largest fangs of all the other species of snakes living in Australia. The body of the coastal Taipan is stout and strong, It can grow up to 3.5 metres. Its fangs can grow up to 13 millimetres and it can inject about 120 mg venom into the body of its prey.

It has a distinctly strong and deadly venom that can kill 12,000 guinea pigs in its maximum amount. Its venom is highly neurotoxic and leads to the clotting of the victim’s blood as well as blocking the arteries and veins. Before the invention of antivenin, none could survive the bite of this snake.

Philippine Cobra

Philippine cobra’s venom is known to be the deadliest of all the species of Cobra. It can spit its venom up to a 3 metre long distance in order to reach its prey. It is tamed a lot by snake charmers and are very responsive to visual signals given to them by the charmers.

The venom is neurotoxic and harms the cardiac and respiratory processes as well as lead to eventual death in about thirty minutes. Though its bite doesn’t damage the tissues much but affects the nerve signals. The average length of a Philippine Cobra is about 1 metre and the maximum can be 2.5 metres.

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