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Most Deadliest Snakes

Snakes – Beautiful and Deadly

Most creatures that we don’t know too much about are typically made out to be the bad guy in movies and scary stories. Snakes fall within this group of creatures who have been falsely marked. Snakes are beautiful creatures and to survive, they have to have some sort of protection against the enemy.

However, I agree that there are some snakes that we must be wary of and take extra precautionary measures when we are in their territory. By having an education about these slithering predators, you can (along with some luck) be in close proximity with each other and not have any mishaps. Caution is crucial when entering danger zones.

5 of the World’s Most Deadliest Snakes


1. Out of sight and out of mind is something you don’t want to forget while in the water. The Belcher’s Sea Snake is at the top of the deadliest of snakes, but this blue and black striped creature is actually a relatively docile that you may come in contact with in the open waters. So docile, that about one-quarter of the bites it gives is actually contaminated with venom!

2. With its venom being the most toxic on this planet, the Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan is placed as our second deadliest snake in the world. There are no known fatalities from bites rendered by this beautiful brown snake, but its venom is said to be 10 times stronger than the Mojave Rattlesnake. Luckily for us, this guy prefers living in remote regions where possible contact is rare.

3. Australia offers us the Eastern Brown Snake who is not only venomous, but also very fast. Only 1/14,000th ounce of its venom is necessary to kill a human. Reacting only to movement, quickness on your part is a must to deflect a strike from an adult or juvenile Brown. Of course, its coloring which allows it to blend in extremely well to its environment doesn’t help to keep your distance from this species.

4. With venom 16 times more intoxicating venom than the Cobras, the bite of a Blue Krait is 50/50 deadly to its victim with a fatality rate of 85%! Although nocturnal, this species with alternating dual-coloring is typically found across the south eastern part of Asia and also in Indonesia. My suggestion to you is to stay away from this one!

5. With subtle but elegant coloring, the toxicity of the Taipan’s poison is a lethal neurotoxin. Residing in Australia, this deadly advisory is similar to the (African) Black Mamba in its behavior, ecology and morphology.

4 of the Deadliest Snakes in United States


1. Probably the most commonly known is the rattlesnake. Considered a pit viper, a bite from this snake can be deadly if not treated immediately. Luckily for us, the rattlesnake gives a warning from the “rattle” when it shakes the tip of its tail. Species include the Timber Rattlesnake, the Western Diamond Back and the Mojave Rattlesnake.

2. The Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin, is also a pit viper that you don’t want to mess with. Generally found in the lower mid-western to lower eastern states, this aggressive snake has a flat-topped head and heavy, thick body with typically darker coloring of browns, olives to black. The name is given due to fact that the interior of the snakes mouth looks like cotton inside.

3. With a triangular shaped head and hourglass markings on its back, the Copperhead is another venomous snake that you should be aware of. The coloring for this pit viper is typically browns and coppers. Resides predominantly in the Eastern and Southern states but have been known to slither into other areas of the country. Species include Northern Copperhead and Southern Copperhead.

4. One of the most colorful, but shorter, snakes is the Coral snake. With a pattern of wide red, thin yellow and black stripes catch the attention of anyone who is close enough to see. It is also important to note that the snout of the Coral is black while the King snake, who is harmless, has a red snout. Thus the saying: “Red touch yellow, kill a fellow; Red touch black, friend of Jack.” Species include the Coral, the Arizona/Sonoron/Western Coral and the Eastern Coral.

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