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Deadly Snakes of the World

Updated on November 10, 2013

Several species of snakes are found across the globe. Some of them are non-venomous and some are venomous. Many snakes are highly poisonous and became deadly if anyone encounter them. Due to the poisonous species of snakes, around 20-25 k people killed by their bite every year. This kind of fatal death happens more in South and Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the lack of antivenom drops, death is the only thing that counters a large number of people. So, here is a list of the most venomous snakes that makes the life of human being in danger.

Belcher’s Sea Snake

Belcher’s sea snake is the deadliest snake that known in the world. This most venomous snake’s few milligrams venom is more than enough to kill around 1000 people. Shocking! Really it is shocking but the snake exists and have this kind of venom that enters the body suddenly just through the less than 1/4th of bite. The main victims of this snake are the fisherman as it is a sea snake. Most of the fishermen encounter this species of snake when they pull the net from the sea. This deadliest snake found throughout the waters of South East Asia and Northern Australia.

Inland Taipan

Inland Taipan or Oxyuranus microlepidotus is another fierce snake that occupies the space in this list and is the most venomous snake of the land. It injects venom into the body of human being and takes to death. Its venom is taipoxin which is an amalgam of neurotoxins, procoagulants and myotoxins that directly attack the muscles and paralyze them fully. Due to the paralysis, breathing stops which causes hemorrhaging in blood vessels. 110 mg of venom kills around 100 humans. This snake is 50 times more venomous than the Cobra.

Eastern Brown Snake

This venomous snake is found largely around the population centers in Australia. It is fast moving and become aggressive under mysterious circumstances. Basically, it becomes aggressive towards the strikers who chase it continuosly. Less than half of bites contain a large amount of venom. Its venom consists of neurotoxins and blood coagulants.

King Cobra

King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. When it bites, a large amount of paralysis inducing toxin occurs. Its venom is much stronger to kill an elephant in just a few seconds. In the human cases, death happens in 90% cases if untreated properly.

Blue Krait

Blue Krait or Malayan is one of the deadly species of snakes. Only a half bite of the Krait is fatal for the human beings. It is a nocturnal breed and become more aggressive during the night. Its venom is 16 times more dangerous than that of a Cobra. Its venom induces muscle paralysis. After a bite of Krait, minor chances of survival are there and death occurs in most of the cases.

Black Mamba

Black Mamba is the snake that strikes the people with high precision and becomes fatal. It is the fastest running land snake and able to reach the speed of up to 20 km/h. 0.25 mg/kg venom is enough to kill any human. The victim mainly experiences the symptoms of double vision, tingling sensation, fever, excessive salivation, respiratory attack, vomiting, nausea, etc. Death results in most of the cases.

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake is one of the potent neurotoxic venomous snakes that also comes in this list. When it bites, death occurs only after 30 minutes. Sometimes, it takes 6-24 hours. After biting, the main symptoms include pain in the neck, numbness, sweating, breathing difficulty, paralysis, etc. This snake usually flees after attacking the victim.

Philippine Cobra

Philippine Cobra is one of the species of Cobra having most deadly venom. This species even able to spit the venom up to 3 meters. Venom of this snake consists of neurotoxin so, directly affects nervous and cardiac system. Respiratory paralysis occurs in most of the cases. Death results after 30 minutes of attack on any human being. After biting symptoms include diarrhea, dizziness, convulsions, vomiting, nausea, headache, etc.

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    • Prithima Sharma profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithima Sharma 

      4 years ago from Delhi, India

      Surely they are dangerous teaches12345, but having the knowledge of them can prevent u from these deadly creatures. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I do not like snakes but they do have their uses. Thanks for the interesting look at these deadly creatures and I hope it helps others to be aware of the dangers when they see them.

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      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      wat's d reason dear may i know dat..... thanks for visiting my hub...

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      Janice S 

      5 years ago

      Great, informative hub. Don't like snakes for a reason :)

    • Prithima Sharma profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      thanks dear

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      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome snake hub! :)

    • Prithima Sharma profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      thanks a lot for visiting my hub and for the info u provided me that i have left an important snake... many thanks for that...

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      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      tsadjatko, thanks a lot for visiting my hub and for the info you provided me that i have left one of the important snakes.... many thanks for that....

    • Prithima Sharma profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      thanks a lot for visiting my hub and for the info u provided me that i have left an important snake... many thanks for that...

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      Prithima Sharma 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot....

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Good work, well written hub with useful info. Thank you.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      5 years ago from now on

      I like it! But you have left out North America - if this is the deadly snakes of the WORLD shouldn't you include the cottonmouth or water moccasin, the copperhead, the rattlesnake and the coral snake!


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