Why the inland taipan is the most venomous land snake is brought out.
Which is the most venomous snake in the world? People don’t agree on this. The king cobra is considered to be the most venomous by some simply because of the large quantity of venom injected. In contrast, even a small quantity of the venom of the Australian inland taipan snake can be deadly and this snake is considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. Although it is believed to be the most venomous, it is definitely not the deadliest. This is because, this snake is extremely shy and as far as possible, tries to escape when confronted. The venom is fifty times more potent than that of the cobra. The maximum yield recorded has been 110mgs of the venom and this enough to kill 100 men. The venom is neurotoxic in nature and antivenom is available.
Inland taipan in winter (Via Wikipedia)
Inland taipan in summer (via wikipedia)
It grows to a length ranging between 5feet and 6feet. Its color alternates between the dark and the light. During the winter, it is darker in color and during the summer months, it becomes lighter in color. It eats mostly rodents, small mammals and birds. The female lays one to two dozens of eggs which hatch after two months. The snake lives in rat burrows and among rock crevices.