Ask yourself, how many venomous snakes can you name? Do you know what danger they pose and how to prevent or cure the bites from those snakes? If you just realized you are surprisingly under-educated about this topic, we’ve got you covered! We’ve gathered the ten most venomous snakes in our list below. And a quick remark before we start – a venomous animal is the one that injects you with venom, while a poisonous one causes you harm through touch or eating.
1.Eastern Brown Snake
To kill a human, only 1/14,000 of an ounce of Eastern Brown Snake’s venom is needed. Just like a number of snakes on this list, its endemic to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It’s fast, aggressive and bites more than once. However, not all of its bites are venomous.
Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of snake on the globe. In just one bite it has 110mg of venom which is estimated to be enough to kill 100 people. It is thought it could kill a person within 45 minutes. However, no cases of it actually attacking a human have been recorded.
Vipers live around the globe, but the most venomous, the Saw Scaled Viper and the Chain Viper, are usually found in the Middle East and Central Asia. They usually attack at night, especially after it has rained. They are known to be extremely fast and when they bite a human, and the place where the bite happens swells almost immediately. Bleeding, a reduction blood pressure and heart rate as well as blisters are all side effects of a viper’s bite.
Even though the majority of cobras aren’t venomous enough to make this list, the Philippine Cobra is an exception. Their venom is the most poisonous out of all the cobra species and it messes with one’s breathing and spine, causing a person who is bitten to die within half an hour.
Rattlesnake is the only venomous snake on this list that lives in the United States. The way to spot it is the rattle on the end of its tail. The younger snakes are more harmful than adults as they can’t control how much venom they inject into a human. The venom they release is hemotoxic, meaning that it makes human blood clot. Even if you react promptly and receive treatment, there’s still a chance you’re going to lose a limb or die.
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