Ever wondered what snake was the most poisonous? Well, guess what? I’ve got a list of the top five most poisonous snakes in the entire world for you right here.
The Inland Taipan is usually an olive color or a dark brown with the head usually being a bit darker than its body. When threatened or aroused this snake will flatten its head and raise up. It does this so it seems bigger to its opposing threat then it really is. Then it will sways back and forth, some what like the cobra snake does and strikes with out warning several times before the victim realizes it. The venom that is injected with each strike is a neurotoxin that causes respiratory paralysis.
Where Can They Be Found:
The Inland Taipans can be found in Central Australia while the other Taipans are found in Northern Australia and New Guinea.
- Common Indian Krait aka Bungarus Caeruleus –
The common Krait is considered to be more venomous than the king cobra and is considered the most venomous snake in India. The Common Krait is inactive during the day and most of the time stays coiled up under rocks and out of the way. During the night they come out and are more active. They do all their hunting when it’s pitch black out, it allows them to go unseen as they search for food. A common meal for the Krait consists of other snakes, lizards, frogs, rats and mice. It is said that in India settlers often step on these snakes during the night as their walking to their village, giving the fact that they can’t see them.
This snake is usually between a black and a faded bluish grey color having white bands all the way down the body. The average size of a Krait is about one meter in length with males being a bit larger than the females. It has large hexagonal scales running down the spine. The venom of a Krait is a extremely neurotoxic. When a Krait bites it holds on for awhile to insure a good amount of venom is injected. Though the bite itself is not as painful, the venom quickly induces muscle paralysis. If not treated properly or soon after the bite occurs, with in six to eight hours the victim will be dead.
Where Can They Be Found:The Common Krait can be found in India and parts of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.