Most lethal Snakes On The Planet

Published on August 26, 2022
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Snakes, also known scientifically as ‘’Serpentes’’ are limbless reptiles. You can find more than 3000 different species of these snakes around the world, from those 3000, only 400 are venomous! It is easier for us to distinguish snakes  by their legless condition as some of them have extremely elongated bodies and tails. Some people have a great fear of these reptiles. Snakes lives on land, water and deserts. They continue to grow their entire life, but their outer skin does not. Fortunately, we have made a list of snakes that are classified as the deadliest!

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 Black Tiger Snakes 

These snakes are found in southern Australia. They are highly venomous and large snakes. Tiger snake venom contains pre-synaptic and post-synaptic neurotoxins. A single bite from this snake can result in paralysis, muscle damage, or death in just 30 minutes. On the contrary, tiger snakes are not aggressive, although they may bite if disturbed.

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   Common Lancehead

Bothrops atrox is another name for these venomous species. They are found in the tropical regions throughout Central South America. However, it can roam throughout the day as well as climb trees and swim. hunt throughout the day as well as climb trees and swim. The reptile whose bite causes human intense pain, swelling, bleeding, nausea, numbness, and in extreme cases death too. The color pattern of the snake is olive, brown, grey, or (rarely) rusty.

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Philippine Cobra

The Southern Philippine Cobra, also known as Peters Cobra, inhabits the islands of Basilan, Bohol, Samar, and Leyte. This Philippine Cobra can accurately spit venom into the eye of an aggressor as a means of defense. Its body scales are black and the skin between the scales becomes more visible when the snake enlarges its body. 

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Common Krait

The common Krait is one of the deadliest snakes alive native to the Indian subcontinent. This snake grows upwards three to five feet with a rather flat head, they have almost no neck. They rest in termite mounds, brick piles, rat holes, and even inside houses. However, if you encounter one, and run at night, it will bite as soon as it becomes annoying and untreated bites can lead to brain damage, muscle paralysis, and nerve damage.

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Green Mambas

To begin with, first, let me tell you that you can find three different species of green mambas in the world. Western, Eastern, and Jameson, all three are very deadly and highly aggressive. Add in, their venom is fast acting and can cause serious damage to the central nervous system. An interesting fact about mambas is that they are fast and can travel up to 7 miles per hour.

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Jararaca 

Bothrops jararaca iare also called jararaca or yarara. This snake ranges from Southern Brazil into Argentina and west into Paraguay. Jararaca’s venom is used to create the first medicine for high blood pressure and other heart conditions. These urban snakes can live longer lives and reach a greater size than snakes living in natural forests.

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Cape Cobra

The Cape cobra is a large snake found in southern Africa. It’s one of the deadliest snakes in the region. This is a highly aggressive and nervous cobra and is one of the four non-spilling cobras. Cape cobras differ in color, from bright yellow to dark brown. This snake has many names due to this reason. Some of these names are yellow cobra, and the brown cobra according to its color. These names often confuse people and they believe that there are more than one species.

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Gaboon Viper

The Gaboon Viper is a large snake that can measure up to 7ft has a thick body and wide, leaf-shaped two horns. This snake is found in the rainforests of Africa. It is the largest viper in Africa. Just like the rest venom family, this snake too is very venomous. Wait, there is more, it’s got the highest venom yield of any snake.

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Anaconda

Anacondas or Green anacondas are unbelievingly large snakes that can even swallow a whole human being, they are very dangerous due to their size. These anacondas are olive-green with dark oval spots along their spines and similar spots with yellow centers along their sides. They can be found in tropical South America, notable in the Amazon, and are different from pythons. 

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Tiger Keelback

Rhabdophis tigrinus is commonly known as tiger keelback. You can find this snake in East and Southeast Asia. Tiger Keelback usually grows to a length of 24-39 inches. Just wow! The snake lives a lonely life and rarely goes far from the water. They are found rather active during the day to find their prey. 

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Caspian Cobra

Caspian cobra, AKA the Central Asian cobra, Oxus cobra, or Russian cobra, is located in Central Asia. They are said to be aggressive, bad-tempered and the most venomous species of cobra. Caspian Cobra prefers to be left alone by humans. Many victims of Caspian cobra bite experience symptoms within as little as 15 minutes, with some patients dying from respiratory complications within half an hour!

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Black Banded Sea Krait

The venomous sea- snake found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans has large ventral scales, the upper lip is dark brown, and is known to warm up in wedge-tailed shearwater burrows. They are rarely seen during the day and hardly leave the water. While in the water Black-banded sea kraits need to breathe air; so they usually break the surface at least once every six hours.

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Cascabel

Cascabel rattlesnakes can be found throughout most South American countries, except for Chile and Ecuador. Many of these venomous rattlesnakes are like areas with heavy vegetation, but there are some found to live in dry, sandy, and grassland areas as well. Nevertheless, in the habitat, it moves very quickly and is very alert.

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Horned Viper

This Horned viper got its name from the two sharp rising horns coming from its eyes. The Desert Horned Vipers bite can be contagious however, it does not have any serious consequences. This snake is found active during dust and at  night.

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Rinkhals

These snakes usually prefer grassland areas because it allows them to mix in with their surroundings. Rinkhals also may live in shrub land, marshy fields, and swamps around southern Africa. However, they have a characteristic dark belly with one or two light-colored, cross bands on the throat. 

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