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The Most Deadliest Snakes in the World

By Edited Apr 18, 2014 2 6

The reality of a snake bite can be very painful, deathly and quite dangerous. If you want to safeguard yourself from this harsh reality, it is important to learn about some of the deadliest snakes in the world. This way, you might just save your life or that of another person, or just quench the curiosity that many have about snakes. They are quite beautiful and unique slithering creatures, but adverse if you don't have any idea about them.

Firstly, the mostly deadliest snakes and the most dangerous snakes are entirely different concepts. In fact, some snakes with probably one of the most toxic venom, the deadliest, seldom bite people. Remember however that those snakes with a venom enough to kill people or just 'most dangerous' hardly have venom that can be on anyone's most deadliest snakes.

One of the deadliest snakes in the world are the Black Mambas (Dendroaspis polylepis). These are snakes found mostly in Africa and have a dark olive hue or sometimes dark brown upon their backs. A black Mamba usually has very long fangs as compared to other snake species. It attacks in some fast multiple bites and then slithers off, fast. The Venom of the Black Mamba is a cardio toxin, with an adult one delivering about 100-120mg of the venom. A lethal Mamba venom to a person is 10-15mg. You only have a maximum of 4 hours to live after a bite.

The common Krait (Bungarus candidus), located in some parts of the Southeast Asia is another deadly snake. It is is usually black with bands of yellow around it and found in water and on land. Its lethal venom affects ones nerves, paralyzing them. Since the Krait doesn't have long fangs, it has to chew on the victim for the venom to be induced. Even with the use of any antivenin treatment, half of the bites of the Krait are very fatal.

Another deadly snake is the viper, for instance the Russell or the Saw Scalled Viper (Echis Carinatus), usually found in the South and Middle East Asia. The viper is light brown in color with triple rows of brown or black spots that have shades of white or yellow. It's bites are very fatal and very irritable. It coils itself prior to an attack with its venom and fangs that damage the body tissue and blood cells.

The Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus or Oxyuranus microlepidotus), are intensely fierce and some of the deadliest snakes found in inland Australia and with just a single bite produce a venom enough to kill about 12,000 guinea pigs. It is largely the most toxic snake around. The recorded one bite yield of the Taipan is 110mg, enough to kill anyone. They can be olive, copper, dark or light brown in color. It strikes through venom and fangs but attack humans rarely, unless you corner it. The venom is largely for defense, as the last resort.

The Indian Cobra (Naja naja) is another deadly snake, found in many parts of South Asia and has some of the most recognizabled characteristics. It usually has a popping hood behind it where the back has symbols believed to be eyes. The Indian Cobra either bites you or spits venom. Spitting of venom is not that dangerous unless it enters the eyes, causing damage and severe pain.

Other intensely deadliest Snakes Include:
-The Brown Snake from Australia (Pseudonaja textilis). With just 1/14,000 of just an ounce of the Brown Snake vemon, death is inevitable.
-Beaked Sea Snake, from the Arabian to the Coral Sea (Enhydrina schistosa).
-Coral Snake from some parts of North America (Micrurus fulvius).
-Boomslang from some parts of Africa (Dispholidus typus ).
-Death Adder from regions of New Guinea and Australia (Acanthopis antarcticus).



Dec 23, 2009 5:29am
Telling you...I was scared when writing that article...feared snakes even more, I have to admit.
Dec 24, 2009 6:27am
:) And despite the fear you did it. :)
Dec 24, 2009 4:10pm
Yes...and I even learned how we take snakes for granted, we hardly know anything about them.
Sep 15, 2011 11:29am
wow well researched article thanks
Sep 17, 2011 7:42pm
indian cobra gives me creeps
Nov 13, 2011 11:51pm
Na Ja nA ja... is literally the deadliest snake i have ever seen!!
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