Top Deadliest Snakes in the World
Snakes are known to invoke fear to any human being. All throughout history, humans are afraid of snakes because of they have seemingly assumed the reputation of being the deadliest poisonous animals in the world. Even to the point that the word snake has almost become synonymous to poison. While it might be true that these creatures hold some of the most poisonous species in the world, not all of them are poisonous. Some snakes employ other methods of implementing death to their prey. Still it doesn’t make them short of being the deadliest predators in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the deadliest snakes:
- Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan
Sometimes called the small scale snake is a highly venomous snake that lives in Australia. It is known to have the most potent venom of any species of snake in the world. A single bite from an Inland Taipan, ensues venom worth killing 100 adult-humans or 250,000 mice. The average venom yield of an Inland Taipan snake 44 mg, with a 110 mg record of the largest recorded yield so far. Its venom is 50 times more deadly than an Indian Cobra and 600 to 850 more toxic than that of a Diamondback.
- Australian Brown Snake
Also known as the eastern brown snake, injects a very potent venom, that one 1/14,000 of an ounce of it can cause immediate death. It is the second most venomous snake in the world and lives predominantly in Australia. These snakes are very agile and aggressive. When agitated, it holds its neck high forming a somewhat an upright “S” form before it strikes.
- Malayan or Blue Krait
Even when with the use of an antivenin treatment, 50 % of the bites from this snake remain fatal. A Malayan krait primarily feeds on fellow snakes including venomous kinds, even their own kind apart from small lizards. These creatures are usually nocturnal making them docile at day but more aggressive at night.
The common taipans are usually large in sizes scaling from 2 to 3 metres in length. They are fast and highly venomous snakes that live in Australia. One from the genus are the Fierce snake which has the title of having the most toxic venom in the world though not necessarily the deadliest of snakes. The taipans are considered to be the most venomous land snakes in the world and second largest of venomous snakes.
- Tiger Snake
Ensues a very potent neurotoxic that may cause blood coagulations, nervous breakdown, severe muscular spasm, even death within 30 minutes. But this usually occurs on the timespan of 6-24 hours after the bite.