- There are many thousands of snake species on Earth
- Only a handful of these are particularly deadly for human beings
- Here is a list of the ten most venomous serpents on the planet
Of the approximate 3,000 species of snakes that slither around the world, many are completely harmless for human beings. But the short list of the venomous ones can be some of the deadliest creatures on Earth.
Snakes have long survived several millions of years on the planet, due to their magnificent adaptation skills.
Here is a list of ten of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Beware of these:
1) Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake: they are known for their shaking tail. The younger ones are considered more venomous than adults. Their venom can destroy tissue and degenerate organs.
2) Death Adder:
Death Adder: Found in Australia and New Guinea. Their food staple is basically other snakes. Just as vipers, their heads have a triangular shape. Their venom is neurotoxin.
Saw-Scaled-Viper: It is found in most parts of the world, they can be mainly seen in countries like India, China, and South East Asia. They are nocturnal serpents.
4) Philippine Cobra:
Philippine Cobra: Cobras are not that deadly, but this particular subspecies can spit venom up to three meters, which affects your cardiac and respiratory functions.
5) Tiger Snake:
Tiger Snake: Its venom can cause a person to die in half an hour. It causes pain in the foot and neck, and the bitten victim has difficulty in breathing and paralysis.
6) Black Mamba:
Black Mamba: You can find them in most African countries. They are very aggressive, and are known as the fastest land snakes in the world. Their venom can cause death within 15 minutes to 3 hours.
7) Coastal Taiwan:
Coastal Taiwan: This is an Australian snake. It is highly neurotoxin. There is no record of anyone surviving a Taipan bite, before an antivenin was invented.
8) Blue Krait:
Blue Krait: They are found in South East Asia and Indonesia. Even after giving antivenin, 50% of bites are fatal. They are nocturnal snakes.
9) Eastern Brown Snake:
Eastern Brown Snake: They are fast and aggressive. Only a small amount of its venom is enough to kill an adult human. If you ever see them, do not move. They only react to movements.
10) Belcher’s Sea Snake:
Belcher’s Sea Snake: Fishermen are the main victims of this small but highly venomous snake. They are found in the water of South East Asia and Northern Australia.