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10 Most Venomous Snakes in the World

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Snake is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They are most dangerous for human beings because their habitats are near to the living places of the human being. If you don’t reside near Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand, then you might have seen this beautiful creature in your surrounding once in your lifetime. I know that snake had made you crazy once. This is because you could have died if it had bitten you. Usually, every snake is not venomous and dangerous. There are about 3500 species of snakes in the world and out of them, about 90% are not dangerous. Let’s talk about the 10 most venomous snakes in the world.

1. Black Mamba

The Africa continent is the main home of Black Mamba. The black mamba can move faster than 20KM/hr. It bites its prey many times so this thing is very dangerous. In one bite, it can inject more than 400mg of its venom into the prey’s body which can kill more than 10 to 25 people. A human can die within 15 minutes to 3 hours after the bite of the Black Mamba.

As per the PBS (Public Broadcast station), about 20,000 people die due to the bite of the black mamba each year. Only two drops of venom of black mamba are enough to kill a human being which is very dangerous. The black mamba has been found to be the second-longest snake after the King Cobra. The length of the black mamba can reach up to 14 feet and can weigh up to 1.6 Kg.

Black Mamba
Black Mamba

2. King Cobra

The feature of this reptile can also be guessed with the help of its name, the King Cobra. They are mostly found in the grassland and rainforest of southeast Asia. Besides this, they are also found in the area such as southern China, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Philippines. The king cobra can have a length of about 18 feet which makes it the longest venomous snake in the world. They have a feature that they try to be safe from the human being. However, if they find any danger then they become dangerous attackers. They lift 1/3 part of their body when they get angry and they come forward to attack.

The King Cobra is capable to inject about 1000 mg of venom which is enough to kill an elephant or about 25 human beings. The venom of the king Cobra directly attacks the nervous system of the human being. Out of different types of King Cobra in the world, the Philippine Cobra is the most dangerous. This is because they split venom instead of injecting through the bite. The neurotoxic venom of Philippine Cobra directly attacks the heart and respiratory system of the victim which can kill the victim in about 30 minutes.

King Cobra
King Cobra

3. Indian Krait

The Indian Kraits are found in southeast Asia and Indonesia. These are also commonly as the common Krait or the blue Krait. They also love to eat other snakes as their prey. They also find their prey during the night time. The Indian krait is one of the most dangerous snakes, as well as they, fear to come near human residence. They also have neurotoxic venom. Before the invention of antivenom, more than 85% of people used to die after the bite of the Indian Krait.

indian krait
Indian krait

4. Death Adder

Death Adder is mainly found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. They also have neurotoxic venom. They generally love to eat other reptiles and they bite human beings for self-defense. They attack the victim at a fast pace and inject most of the venom into the body of the victim. A human can die within 6 hours after the bite of the Death Adder.

death adder
death adder

5. Inland Taipan

The Inland Taipan is also known as Fierce Snake. The Inland Taipan is also assumed to be the most dangerous snake on the planet. The Inland Taipan is also known as the western Taipan. The venom of this reptile is very dangerous and it is believed that Inland Taipan is the king to kill mammals. The Inland Taipan can release up to 45mg of venom in one bite. Till now, 110 mg of venom has been released by the Inland Taipan which is the highest till now and this amount of venom of Inland Taipan is enough to kill 290 human beings or 1,000,000 mice.

Hence, the venom of Inland Taipan is 30 times more poisonous than the venom of the King Cobra. Inland Taipan has a length of about 5.9 feet to 8 feet. If this reptile bites a person then he/she can die within 30-45 minutes if medical treatment is not given. Besides this, coastal taipan or commonly known as common or eastern taipan is considered to be the most poisonous and longest snake in Australia. The coastal taipan can release about 400mg of venom in one bite which is enough for taking the life of about 60 people.

inland taipan
inland taipan

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6. Rattlesnake

The rattlesnakes are found in American continents. They have long teeth that inject venom inside the body of the victim. They make a highly distinctive sound with the help of the tails to make the victim aware. However, if someone goes near them then they attack too fast.

rattlesnake
rattlesnake

7. Belcher’s sea snake

The bleacher’s sea snakes are generally found in the Indian Ocean. Besides this, they are also found in Australia. Most of the human victims of these creatures are fishers. The venom of this creature also attacks the human nervous system. They are also known as the most venomous sea snake. Some researchers also consider them as the most venomous snake in the world. This is because the venom of these snakes is 100 times more poisonous than the venom of Inland Taipan.

belcher’s sea snake
belcher’s sea snake

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8. Saw-scaled viper

The saw-scaled viper is also known as Echis. These vipers are short in length but they are quick attackers. Furthermore, the poisonous venom of these creatures makes them more dangerous. In India, these creatures are responsible for more than 5,000 deaths every year. These snakes are mostly found in Africa, Arabia, South-west Asia, India, and Asia. They are about 1 to 3 feet. They have patches in their body which makes them look like a carpet. Hence, they are also known as carpet viper. They generally bite at night. These creatures are capable of releasing about 72mg of venom in one bite which can kill about 6 human beings.

saw-scaled viper
saw-scaled viper

9. Tiger snake

Tiger snakes can be generally found in the aquatic region of Western-Australia. In general, there are two species of tiger snake which are the mainland tiger and black tiger snake. The body of these creatures consists of a banded pattern which makes them look like the color of the tiger so that they are called the tiger snake. The length of a tiger snake can be 3.9 to 5.2 feet. The venom of this creature is a cocktail of neurotoxin, myotoxin, and hemolysin. They generally prefer to live on land however they are also great swimmer and climber and can climb trees, and other human-made structures.

tiger snake
tiger snake

10. Eastern Brown snake

The eastern brown snakes are also known as the common brown snake and can be found in eastern and mid-American, and western New Guinea regions. The body of the creature is about 7 feet in length with a thin body, short and round head. In this species, males are larger than the female one. They are considered to be the second-venomous snakes after the Inland Taipan. The venom of this species directly attacks the circulatory system. These creatures are commonly found near human residences.

Therefore, this creature is responsible for about 60% of the death of snake-bite victims in Australia. They can release about 155mg of venom in one bite which is enough to kill 60 people or about 200,000 mice. They love sunlight so they attack during day time. Their main preys are small mammals and mostly rats. So, they are most likely to be found in human residents. These creatures eat rats which helps to save the crop in the field which helps farmers. This might also be the reason why the Australian government has imposed a ban to hunt these living beings.

Eastern Brown snake
Eastern Brown snake
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