10 Of The World's Deadliest Snakes
As we know, snakes may be one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They can crush people to death with their bodies or poison you with venom. About 25% of all snakes are categorized as venomous. Here we have listed the 10 deadliest snakes in the world.
1. Belcher's Sea Snake
The Belcher's Sea Snake, considered to be one of the most venomous snakes on the planet. It can kill 1000 people with just a few milligrams of its venom. The Belcher's Sea Snake is often found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Most victims tend to be fishermen.
2. Eastern Brown Snake
The Eastern Brown Snake, regarded as one of the most aggressive creatures, can kill its victim very quickly with just a small amount of venom. Even the small eastern brown snake can kill a man. They track prey via movement so you had better stand still should you ever come across an eastern brown snake.
3. Malayan/Blue Krait
The Malayan, also named the Blue Krait, is a kind of venomous snake that can be found in South and South-East Asia. During the daytime, people seldom encounter the blue kraits, so bites during daylight are rare. However, the killing efficiency of the kraits are much higher at night.
4. Taipan Snake
Taipan Snake, known to be large, fast and very venomous, belongs to the elapid family of the genus, Oxyuranus. With the characteristic mentioned above, they are regarded as one of the most deadliest snakes to humans. This kind of snake can be found in Australia. They like to they feed on rats and other small mammals.
5. Black Mamba
The Black Mamba, commonly found in Africa, takes its name from the black color of its mouth's interior. It is considered to be one of the longest and fastest moving creatures of venomous snakes on the planet. If bitten by a Black Mamba, the venom will kill you within 45 minutes.
Rattlesnakes are easily found in North and South America, and are regarded as one of the most common species of snake. It is the Rattlesnake which has caused the most injuries in the world. It is reported that the smaller rattlesnakes are more dangerous than the adults because they cannot control their venom well.
7. Northern Philippine Cobra
Among all the snake species, this species of Cobra spews the most poisonous venom. You should know that their venom is fatal within half an hour of exposure, and they can spit their venom up to 3 meters. Their hood will appear immediately as soon as they encounter a threat.
8. Saw Scaled Vipers
The Saw Scaled Viper, considered to be one of the most dangerous species of snakes, can be found in almost every part of the world. They feed on birds, insects, and small mammals. When sprinkled with water, they produce a kind of warm sizzling sound.
9. Acanthophis or Death Adders
The Acanthophis also named the Death Adder, can be easily found in New Guinea, Australia, and some other countries. They can inject about 40-100mg of highly poisonous venom when they bite. The word "Acanthophis" originates from the Ancient Greek and means "spine" in English.
10. Tiger Snake
Tiger Snakes are common in Australia and Tasmania. With its severe neurotoxic venom, the victim of a Tiger Snake will become deceased within half an hour. Tiger Snakes are only very aggressive when they feel a direct threat.