Top 5 Dangerous Snakes in the World

1- Belcher’s Sea Snake

Belcher’s Sea Snake

 

The most venomous snake known in the world, a few milligrams is strong enough to kill 1000 people! Less than 1/4 of bites will contain venom, and they are relatively docile. The other name for Belcher is faint-banded sea snake, and they have a very mild temperament. Unless and until you severely mistreat them they won’t attack .Fisherman are usually the victims of these bites, as they encounter the species when they pull nets from the ocean. Found throughout waters off South East Asia and Northern Australia.

  2. Inland Taipan

Inland taipan

The Inland Taipan is an Australian native and is considered to be the most poisonous snake in the world. It is also known as small-scaled and fierce snake that can reach a total length of 2.5 metres. The Inland Taipan first came to the attention of western science in 1879. Two specimens of the fierce snake were discovered in the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in northwestern Victoria .

The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! With an LD/50 of 0.03mg/kg, it is 10 times as venomous as the Mojave Rattlesnake, and 50 times more than the common Cobra.

3. Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

The Eastern Brown Snake is very venomous and aggressive, which makes it one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. This is commonly found in Australia. The Brown snake is fast moving, can be aggressive under certain circumstances and has been known to chase aggressors and repeatedly strike at them.

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This snake is considered the world’s second most venomous land snake based on its LD value (SC) in mice.  Its venom causes progressive paralysis and if immediate dosage of antidote is not given then the victim may collapse in less than an hour. It preys mainly on rodents, birds and other small reptiles which is why it is often found around farm buildings.

4. Black Mamba

Black Mamba

The feared Black Mamba is found throughout many parts of the African continent. Black Mamba is the longest snake in Africa, reaching up to 4.5 meters in length.Black Mamba known to be highly aggressive, and strike with deadly precision. They are also the fastest land snake in the world, capable of reaching speeds of up to 20km/h. The Black Mamba will bite a number of times when it attacks, and if the bite is not treated, it is almost always going to result in death.

5. Blue Krait

Blue Krait

This species, native to South East Asia and Indonesia, has venom 16 times stronger than a cobra’s. It is highly neurotoxic and causes respiratory failure. Its bite is painless which is why the local villagers consider blue Krait a very mysterious snake. The neurotoxins affect the nerve endings and the victims die complaining about the severe abdominal cramps.

The average length of the snake is 0.9 metre and can grow up to 1.75 metres. During the day time, it is sluggish, and at night, the snake is very active. Its one bite is enough to kill sixty people within four to eight hours.

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