People have been arguing over which snake is most venomous for over a decade. But have you ever wondered which snakes are the scariest on earth? Most of these scary snakes have venom that can immediately stun and even kill their prey.
This article is the second part of my previous article entitled Terror and shock: The world’s largest snakes ever.
Anaconda inhabits primarily tropical South America in the Amazon region and Northern Africa. Eunectes murinus, or green anaconda is one of the world’s largest species found in the eastern part of Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and also on the island of Trinidad.
Anaconda earns a title of “King of the snake” for its total weight or its body mass. It’s a slow-moving snake that belongs to a member of the boa constrictor family of snakes. The Anaconda kills its prey by coiling around it with its large and powerful body before squeezing it into suffocation or crushing it to death and causing internal bleeding. Then, anaconda unhinges its jaw before swallowing its prey in whole.
According to the native people dwelling in the South American jungle, giant anacondas are seen to have a length up to 100 feet. It was reported that anacondas when found in the jungles of South America can grow as big as a grown man. Think that, a giant anaconda can swallow a tapir in whole and even it’s big enough to prey on a crocodile or an alligator.
Cobra is a reptile found throughout southern Asia, Africa and the Philippines, which is a venomous member of the family Elapidae. When threatened, angry or disturbed, cobra rears up and spreads its hood in its intimidating and threatening look. It can spray its deadly venom accurately even from a distance of about 8 feet. Of all cobras, king cobra (or hamadryad) is identified as the world’s largest venomous snake, which holds the record length of 24 feet.