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Countdown of the Deadliest snakes of the world

Updated on February 24, 2017


The creature that can scare anyone just by calling his name. The appearance which could be shivered us even in summer. I am talking about Snakes! The reptile who is blamed for numerous human death.

There are lots of species of snake inhabiting on the planet. From tiny 10cm 'Barbados thread snake' to gigantic 10cm 'Reticulated python'. The beauty of the reptile lies within its versatility and danger.


I am starting the countdown with the World's largest snakes or we can say the longest reptile on earth. Reticulated python can grow to 7-8 meter in length but generally grow to an average of 3 meters to 6 meters.

They are non-venomous and normally not considered dangerous to humans. But they are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported


They are also called 'Rinkhals' and considered as the most dangerous cobra in Africa. As the name suggests, They can spit their venom from a distance of 1 meter. Along with being so dangerous, They are a very good actor and can pretend to be dead so that its hunt should come to it itself!

It is a very clever snake. So, you should be very conscious while facing this cobra. They are mostly found in black colour and grow an average of 1.5 meters. When becoming aggressive, it won't stop attacking his enemy unless death.


The common death adder is found mainly on the East coast of Australia. It is one of the deadliest snakes in the world. It is found in light brown, sometimes orange and yellowish with brown strip and measures from 75 cm to 120 cm. It feeds primarily on small animals and birds.

Death adder possesses very toxic venom, post-synaptic neurone toxin which causes muscle weakness and paralysis. They hunt in a unique manner. Rather than the aggressive attack, this snake will disguise itself in bushes and secretly lie in wait for its prey to approach which makes it very dangerous.


The eastern brown snake is found in Australia and has varied habitat from wet to dry forests. It is usually orange-brown in colour, their belly is a light cream colour, often with orange blotches and measures 1.2m to 2m. They feed on small mammals, such as rodents, bird, and another reptile. They are one of the most venomous snakes in the world.


Tiger snakes are found in the southern region of Australia. They show seasonal variation in colour and measures up to 2.9 meters. The Tiger snake uses venom dispatch its prey and may bite an aggressor. They are potentially fatal to humans. They possess potent neurone toxins, coagulants and causes breathing difficulties and paralysis.


The green anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world and found in South America. They can grow to more than 9m, weighs more than 220kg.

Their diet includes wild pigs, deer, birds, turtles, and even jaguars. They likely to live in swamps, marshes, mainly in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon.


Rattlesnake is mostly found in North America. They are very famous for making 'Rattling' sound to scare their enemy by titular noisemaker at the end of their tails. They kill their prey with a venomous bite, They possess a set of fangs with which they inject large quantities of thyrotoxic venom, which travels through the blood, destroys tissue and causes swelling, internal bleeding and intense pain and paralysis.


Inland Taipans are found in Australia. They are considered some of the most deadly known snakes. They are dark tan, ranging from a rich, dark hue to a brownish light-green, depending on the season. The inland taipan averages approximately 1.8 meters (5.9 ft) in total length, although larger specimens can reach total lengths of 2.5 meters (8.2 ft)Their diets consists primarily of small mammals especially rats and rabbits. The inland taipan is considered to be the most venomous land snake. It possesses highly neurone toxic venom with some other toxic constituents that have multiple effects on their enemy. It is known to paralyse victim nervous system and clot the blood which then blocks blood vessels and uses up clotting factor.


Black mamba grabs the second spot by beating taipan and rattlesnake. Personally, this is my favourite snake. Black mambas are actually brown in colour. They get their name from the blue-black of the inside of their mouth.

They are found in the savannas and rocky hills of southern and eastern Africa, and measures 2.5m on average but reach up to 4.5m. They are also among the fastest snakes in the world.

Black mamba's venom is highly toxic, potentially causes the collapse in humans within 45min or less. Its venom is chiefly composed of neurone toxic. They are blamed for numerous human deaths. For these reasons, the black mamba is widely considered the world's deadliest snake.


And the Most Deadliest snake of the world is 'King cobra'. Apart from the name, in reality, it is also considered as the king of all cobra snakes present in the world.

King cobra are found mainly in India, China, and South Asia and can reach 5.6m in length, making them the longest of all venomous snakes. Which seems unfairly menacing that a snake that can 'stand up' and look a full growth person in the eye would also be the most venomous on the planet, but that describes the famous King cobra.

Their venom is not the most dangerous of all the venomous snake, but the amount of neurone toxin they can deliver in a single bite is enough to kill 20 people or even an elephant!

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    • Fahad ansari12 profile imageAUTHOR

      fahad ansari 

      3 years ago from Greater Noida

      Thanks abdullah. I'm very happy that you liked by work, it means a lot for a newcomers like me. And sure i'll look forward to write more better hubs. :)

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      muhammad abdullah javed 

      3 years ago

      Great hub Fahad, you have an impressive ability of research and putting things in a narrative manner. Well done. Looking forward to read more from you.

    • Fahad ansari12 profile imageAUTHOR

      fahad ansari 

      3 years ago from Greater Noida

      Thanks ahad for stopping in.

    • Ahad alam profile image

      ahad alam 

      3 years ago from munger, india

      Good hub. And scary too!

    • Fahad ansari12 profile imageAUTHOR

      fahad ansari 

      3 years ago from Greater Noida

      Hi tsadjatko, first of all thanks for taking time to read my article. I don't think there is any snake in India named 'snake in the grass' but I will research on this.. :)

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 years ago from now on

      Very informative Hub Page on the deadliest snakes, fahad!

      Ah, but in America the deadliest snake is called "The snake in the grass," aka the liberal politician. Their venom comes out of their mouth goes through the airwaves and enters into your eyes and ears where it poisons your thoughts with promises you long to hear but they will never keep! Their venom is highly intoxicating and can turn you into an Obama zombie if you choose to get a high dose of it. Symptoms include dependence on government for free stuff, hatred of America and the means justifies the ends mentality. There is a preventative vaccine against the "snake in the grass" called conservatism but there is a shortage of vaccine. The conservatism vaccine can also be used as an antidote if it is administered before the "snake in the grass" bitten person votes.

      I'm wondering, is this species of "snake in the grass" found in India?


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