Top 5 Most Dangerous Snakes In The World

As we all know, snakes can be really dangerous.  But do you know which are the most poisonous and the most dangerous snakes in the world? Here is the list of the top five most dangerous snakes on the planet:

 

5. Black Mamba

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The black mamba is a snake which can be found in sub-Saharan Africa.  Typically, mambas reside in trees, however the black mamba is only occasionally arboreal, preferring to build lairs in terrestrial habitats.  This snake can be foundacross a range of terrain from savannah, woodlands, rocky slopes and dense forests. The venom of theblack mamba is so toxic that it could potentially cause a collapse in humans only 45 minutes after the bite, or less.  Without the proper therapy, after the bite of black mamba, that occurs in 7 to 15 hours.

4. Taipan

Taipan(3)Taipan is a very large, fast moving, highly venomous snake which resides in Australasia.  This snake is considered to belong to a group of some or all of the most deadly snakes in the world. Taipan’s venom is highly neurotoxic and it has multiple effects one victims.  The venom first paralyzes the victim’s nervous system and clots the blood.

3. Blue Krait

Blue-Krait-Snake-Deadly-Venomous-WallpaperThis species which is also known asMalayan krait or Bungaruscandidushas a its natural habitat in southeast Asia, Indochina, Java and Bali.  This snake has a very dangerous venom.  In fact, its venom is so poisonous that even after the administration of antivenom it is still 50% lethal.  Without the antivenom it is 70% lethal for humans.

2 Eastern Brown Snake

easternBrownSnake07_zps21072e1eThe eastern brown snake or Pseudonajatextilis, is the world’s second most venomous land snake.  It is native to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.  Even though it is called ‘brown’ the adult snake is highly variable in color.  They can have various patterns, speckles, and bands, and their color ranges from very pale fawn to black. Some snakes are orange, silver, yellow and grey.  The venom of this snake is a powerful neurotoxin and blood coagulant.  We doubt the medical treatment by its can be fatal.  The venom causes diarrhea, dizziness, convolutions, renal failure, paralysis and cardiac arrest.

1. Inland Taipan

8233214477_757e1d6622_bAnd the number one on the list is an extremely dangerous and venomous snake which is found in central Australia.  The venom of this snake is considered to be the most toxic venom of any reptile, far more toxic even then see snakes.  It is estimated that one bite of this snake could kill at least 100 full grown men.  If it is left untreated, the victim dies 30 to 45 minutes after the bite. Inland Taipan is extremely fast, agile and accurate and indefinitely dangerous. Inland Taipan’s venom is a powerful neurotoxin, hemotoxin and myotoxin. The mortality rate especially in untreated cases is very high, up to 80%. The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, collapse, convulsions, which lead to organ failure and ultimately death.


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