List of 5 Most Poisonous Snakes in the World

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We have seen the most dangerous wild animals in the world, now we will see 5 most poisonous snakes in the world. Snakes are creepy. Seeing one slithering on the ground can really scare a person. The teeth, the stare and the slither of snakes all are frightening. The danger associated with snakes is even scarier. As we all know, there are many snakes, whose venom can kill a person quickly if no medical care is given. You can get to know more about the 5 most poisonous snakes in the world below.

List of 5 Most Poisonous Snakes in the World

1-Inland Taipan

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Inland Taipan is a snake, which is mostly found in Australia. It is the most toxic among the 5 most poisonous snakes in the world. Its venom is so poisonous that a single bite is enough to 100 humans and 250,000 mice. A person can die in about 45 minutes if it bites him or her. Although this snake is poisonous, it is quite shy and reclusive. It is therefore, unlikely that you will find one in the wild. Thus, there have been hardly any recorded human deaths by this snake’s bite.

2-Eastern Brown Snake

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This is the second most poisonous snake in the world. It is a native of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It is often referred to as common brown snake. It is so toxic that 1/140000 of an ounce of its venom is enough to kill a person. It is found in major population centers. The snake is quite aggressive and fast. However, less than half of the bites of the eastern brown snake contain the deadly venom. Moreover, it prefers not to bite. If you encounter one, just remain still and it will slither away.

3- Coastal Taipan

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Taipan is also highly venomous. It is considered to be third most poisonous snake in the world. It is a very large snake. In fact, it is the largest poisonous snake in Australia. This snake can be found in Australia and the Island of New Guinea. The snake can be seen in sugarcane fields where it searches for mice. Although it does not go near human in-habitations, it can still be deadly. This is because, when provoked, it keeps on striking until it delivers the dose of venom into the prey. Immediate treatment is required. Otherwise, 75% of the bites of the snake are lethal.

4-Many-Banded Krait

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Many-Banded Krait or Taiwanese Krait is the most poisonous of its species. It is a native of Asia. Its venom is deadly for 20% to 40% of the bites when not treated. It is timid during the daytime but when provoked, especially at nighttime, it is prone to bit. It thrashes a lot when it is caught. However, one will rarely see a live snake of this type in population centers.

5-Tiger Snake

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Tiger snake is also in our list of 5 most poisonous snakes in the world and many people already fear it. However, very few people will actually encounter one. The fear of the snake is due to its highly toxic venom and aggressive nature. This makes it quite dangerous to humans. However, it is only aggressive when cornered and prefers escape over attack. Its venom is highly neurotoxic and coagulant.

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