Top Five Poisonous Snakes in The World

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.

  • Philippine Cobra aka Naja Philippinensis

General Information:

These snakes like being out in the open. They’re seen often in open Fields or dense jungles which is why they have no problem catching their prey. When it comes to eating they tend to snack on mostly small mammals. They do some times eat other things such as frogs, lizards and small birds. The Venom of the Philippine Cobra is a neurotoxin which affects functions of your heart and your respiratory system. Some signs or symptoms of being bitten include headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness and convulsions. It has been said that depending on the size of the victim, death could occur just one short hour after being bitten.

key Characteristics:

They tend to look a little more stockier than other snakes. An adult snake will tend to look a light or medium brown as the younger snakes will be a bit darker brown. The average length of the Philippine Cobra is about 1.5 meters. In some areas they’ve been recorded at two meters long. Now, two meters isn’t bad for a cobra but they are better known for the hood that they flare when angered or disturbed. The hood is created by the extension of the ribs behind its head.

Where Can They Be Found:

The Philippine cobras can be found on the islands of Luzon, Mindoro and Masbate. It has also been seen in other surrounding islands.

  • King Cobra aka Ophiophagus Hannah

General Information:

The giant King cobra is the worlds largest venomous snake. With that being said there are reports of the King cobra reaching an astounding 18 feet in length. The behavior of this snake is some what similar to other snakes.They use their tongues to pick up scent particles which is then transferred to a sensory receptor located on the roof of their mouth. Due to their senses and their awesome eye site, they can also detect moving prey from 300 feet. These snakes have a diet that consists of other snakes and if food is scarce, they’ve been known to eat other venomous snakes as well as small birds and other small invertebrates.

Key Characteristics:

The skin of the King cobra is either an olive, tan or black and have two faded yellow cross bands going down the length of the body. The younger King cobras are said to be a shiny black and are commonly mistaken for the Krait. The hood of a King cobra is massive in size and it has two fixed fangs on the front of the mouth in which the venom is injected from. Due to the speed and size of the King cobra it has a striking range of about seven feet. So just when you feel that you’re a safe distance away, you’ve been bitten and more than once. The Male King cobras tend to be larger than the females and they have an average life span of about 20 years.

Where Can They Be Found:

The King Cobra can be found in Southeast Asia and parts of India.

I hope you all enjoyed the information given on the worlds most poisonous snakes. If this article interests you then I insist you check out another article that I have written on the worlds rarest animals. Thank you and have a good day.

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4 Responses to “Top Five Poisonous Snakes in The World”
  1. Analyst Says...

    On November 29, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for sharing! My boys and I are always intrigued by snakes and other wild animals!

  2. BlogArtist Says...

    On November 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Nice article, du. Nice

  3. Patricksia Says...

    On December 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the sharing…

  4. BlogArtist Says...

    On December 13, 2010 at 1:20 am

    For some reason this has inspired me to write yet another article.

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