Which are the most poisonous snakes in the world today?
Snakes are regarded as one of the most dangerous reptiles in the world. There are about 600 species of venomous snakes out of the 3,400 species of snakes we have in the world.
Most of the people bitten by snakes have shared their experiences of hard breathing and organ failures. Bites from venomous snakes can as well claim lives if not treated immediately.
Top 10 Deadliest Snakes In the World
While so many people get irritated by the looks and movements of snakes, some are super anxious to know which are the most deadliest snakes in the world.
A list of the top 10 most venomous snakes in the world will be looked into and examined below.
1. Belcher’s Sea Snake
Experts have made it known that a Belcher’s sea snake has the most toxic venom among any other snake in the world.
A Belcher’s sea snake has already been made known to be a sea snake from its name and this kind of snakes are usually found in Northern Australia and South East Asia.
Unlike other snakes, it takes only a few milligrams of a Belcher’s sea snake’s venom to kill over 1000 people, which is why this snake is the most poisonous snake among other snake species.
Bites from this kind of snakes are not really painful or powerful but when the neurotoxin gets hold of the body, the victim’s breathing would seize while the organ would also start failing.
Most of the victims of Belcher’s sea snake bites are usually fishermen because they encounter them when they cast and pull their nets from the sea.
The good news is that Belcher’s sea snakes don’t usually leave the sea area and they don’t usually bites without much provocations.
2. Fierce Snake (INLAND TAIPAN)
A fierce snake is also called an “Inland Taipan”. This kind of snake is classified as one of the most Poisonous snakes in the world.
Only a single bite from a fierce snake has been recorded to contain about 110mg, which is powerful enough to kill over 100 people.
A bite from a fierce snake has the ability to kill a human within 45 minutes as its venom has a powerful LD/50.
Fierce snakes have excellent eye sights and a high sense of smell which they use to detect preys. They most feed on mammals and birds.
The good news is, fierce snakes are not aggressive and are rarely encountered by humans.
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3. Eastern Brown Snake
An Eastern Brown snake has been considered to be one of the top rated venomous snakes. This kind of snake is also classified as one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
An Eastern Brown snake is very aggressive and when it feels threatened by someone, it would definitely run after the person hoping to perform a powerful strike.
This snake has the potential to strike over and over again after its first bite in a single attack but less than half of the bites usually contain venom.
If at all an adult or a young Eastern Brown Snake injects its venom into someone’s body, it can cause paralysis and death for it has neurotoxins and blood in its venom, making it extremely lethal.
Eastern Brown snakes are fast moving snakes that are commonly found in Indonesia one of the Asian countries and Australia’s populated areas.
4. Philippine Cobra
A Philippine cobra is a kind of cobra species that has been claimed to have the most toxic venom among other cobra species.
Also, it is one of the most venomous snakes in the world for it has the ability to spit venom to 3 meters and its venom contains neurotoxins which usually paralyze the respiratory system and most likely cause death within 30 minutes.
A Philippine cobra can attack from a long distance once they sight humans by spitting venom because they are often conscious of their safety.
Well, a bite from this kind of snake can cause tissue damage which mostly results to abdominal pains and vomiting.
You really need to be aware that a Philippine cobra doesn’t need to bite you before it gets you poisoned.
5. Blue Krait
The blue krait or the Malayan snake is the most venomous snake among its krait species. It hunts and kills other snakes (even its species).
Blue krait snakes don’t usually come out from their hiding places during the day but are always active and hunting at night, which is one of the reasons why they are rarely seen or do not really encounter humans.
The venom these blue krait snakes produce are highly potent and can cause paralysis and death even when Antivenin is being used.
6. Death Adder
This is the common species of Adder snakes that are found in Australia with a triangular shaped head. A Death Adders usually lay ambush for its prey (small mammals and other snakes).
They are classified as one of the most poisonous snakes in the world for the venom from this kind of snake contains neurotoxins which can cause paralysis and eventually cause death within the period of six hours.
A bite from a Death Adder can get someone injected venom LD of over 0.4 milligram. Also, bites from a Death Adder can be successfully treated with antivenin because the symptoms do not appear quickly enough.
More on the Most Poisonous Snakes In the World
So, we’ve given a list of 6 of the deadliest, venomous and most poisonous snakes in the world. How about we give you the remaining four?
7. Tiger Snake
Tiger snakes are popularly found in Australia, venom from these snakes contains high potent neurotoxin.
If a tiger snake should attack its prey or victim, it strikes with perfect accuracy.
A bite from this kind of snake can result to death within 30 minutes but before death, some symptoms will occur, symptoms like neck pain, feet pain, hard breathing and then paralysis will set in, which will eventually result to death if not treated with its antivenin.
The good news is that Tiger snakes are not aggressive snakes, they usually do not attack people without being cornered or extremely provoked.
8. Black Mamba Most Venomous Snake
The Black mamba is popularly known and found in the African continent. The Black mamba snake is regarded as the fastest snake in the world for it can travel as fast as 20 km per hour.
In Africa, this snake is well known and feared for their speed because they are capable of striking their prey or victims over and over again, specifically, they can strike over 10 times in a single bite.
Black Mamba snakes have good striking accuracy and are very aggressive. All these makes them one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
Black mamba snakes are also classified as one of the most poisonous snakes in the world for they have 50/LD and are capable of injecting about 125mg – 300mg of venom in its prey.
The symptoms of black mamba’s bite includes muscle failure, vision problem and some other body system failures.
If antivenin is not used on the victim of a black mamba’s bite, it is almost certain that the victim would die within 3 hours. Also, its victim can within 15 minutes if bitten on the veins.
It is important to know that a single bite from a Black Mamba snake is powerful enough to kill 10 people and above.
A piece of advice? Do not mess with a Black mamba whenever you encounter any. Even when caught, they can still harm you for they are very smart, active, and always react to act.
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9. King Cobra
King Cobra is regarded as the longest most dangerous snakes in the world as they can reach 18 feet in length.
When threatened, King cobras can lift part its body off the ground and look at a full-grown human in the eye. Also, with 1/3 part of their body raised up, they can still run to forward to attack.
King cobras usually spread out their iconic narrow hoods and then making a bone- chilling hiss whenever they are annoyed.
A King Cobra can produce neurotoxins which is enough to kill an elephant with a venom LD/50 which is about 1.80mg. It is also capable of injecting about 350-500mg of venom on its prey at once, just with a single bite.
10. Rattle Snake (Eastern Diamond Back)
Rattle snakes are mostly found in the South West of United States and Northern Mexico. A rattle snake can be easily identified by the rattle located at the end of its tail.
Among its species, the Eastern Diamond back has been identified to be one of the most poisonous snakes in the world.
Its venom is hemotoxic which is capable of destroying the body tissues and causing disrupted blood clothing. It can as well lead to death, cause limb loss or permanent damage to the body organs.
This snake species has bitten a lot of people, especially people in the U.S but most of these rattle snake bites are usually treated.
Well, the victim is most likely not to be extremely affected by its bite if antivenin is been used immediately, but in cases where antivenin is not being used, it usually leads to a slowly and painful death.
The Most Poisonous Snakes In the World Today (SUMMARY)
It is well known that majority of people do not like snakes, but people need to be aware of how venomous these snakes are whenever they encounter one so as to be very careful with them.
You should know that most of these venomous snakes are not really interested in attacking you but if they sense any threat from you, they will strike back and which can get you killed or seriously injured.
Well, a piece of advice? When you encounter any of these venomous snakes inside your house arena, call on experts or capable animal control authorities to take care of it but make sure it doesn’t get out of sight and if you encounter any outside your home, probably in the bush, just let it be so as not to get yourself bitten.
You should know that you can find venomous snakes anywhere, it is just up to you to stay safe and be careful.