Top 10 Most Venomous Snake In The World

Venomous snakes are considered the most notorious enemies of any human. These gruesome slithery creatures not only pack a punch but are also capable of killing their prey within mere minutes. Snakes are classified as being venomous if they can inject toxins and can endanger you either by touch or ingestion into the body.

Here we will share with you the top 10 most venomous snakes in the world that are proven to be rather deadly. This will be measured by lethal dose(LG) which is based on mg of toxin for every kg of body weight.
For instance, a snake with an LD50 will have the toxin capable of killing 50% of its prey overall.

1. Death Adder
Our Australian friends might have either heard or seen this camouflaged snake as it is most commonly found in Australia and New Guinea. Death Adder is a predator for most snakes and some of its prey is also on the top of this list. 

With its Viper-looking shape featuring a small and triangular head. This snake can inject anywhere from 40 to 100mg of toxin. If you are ever by this snake, you will be completely paralyzed within 6 hours with respiratory failure and ultimately death.

The symptoms of course do not happen straight away and the good news is that you will survive if given the antivenom as soon as possible. The specialty of Death Adder is that it is the fastest snake attacker in the world as it can come back to its original position after attacking in just 0.13 seconds.

2. Viper
The Viper snake can be found worldwide, but the most venomous of this species lives in parts of Asia like China and India. The Viper Saw Scaled and Chain Viper is always active during the nighttime and is highly aggressive. 

The snakes usually show up after heavy rain and it moves rather quickly. The poison will have its effect at the place that's bitten causing pain and edema. Other symptoms include bleeding gums due to the decrease in blood pressure as well as heart rate. 

The victim will experience burns on the skin which spread throughout the whole body. This pain is very excruciating and the person will have to bear with it for 2 to 4 weeks. A slow painful death may also occur when the person is under septic shock, respiratory failure, or even cardiac arrest that happens suddenly from day 1 until the second week.

3. Philippine Cobra
Most cobras are venomous but usually do not cause death, however, this may come as an exception for the Philippine cobra. This vicious cobra is capable of spitting its venom as far as 3 meters away and if you ever confront one then you are in big trouble. 

Its neurotoxin poison can interfere with the cardiovascular system as well as the respiratory system from functioning properly. Those who do get bit, the person will experience respiratory failure and even death in just 30 minutes.

The toxin will also cause damage to the tissues but mostly will affect the neurotransmission of impulses across the body. The most common symptoms include vomiting, seizures, and stomach pain.

4. Tiger Snake
The neurotoxin of the tiger snake is usually found in Australia and is considered one of the strongest in the world killing its prey within 30 minutes. Before the production of the anti-venom, the cause of death rate by this snake is 70% which is very high.

The victim will have early symptoms such as pain in the legs or neck followed by abnormal sweating. Later on, they will experience difficulty in breathing and even paralysis. The tiger snake is usually not aggressive if ever encountered if left alone. 

If disturbed you can expect the tiger snake to always catch its prey.

5. Black Mumba
The Black Mamba snake is well known in the first movie series of Kill Bill and it has a habitat of the African continent. Black Mamba is also the fastest snake on the face of the earth moving at a speed of 20km/h. 
This particular species are highly aggressive and are capable of launching an attack with precision and not to mention repeated attack. The snake can attack you up to 12 times in one bite in which the poison is lethal enough to kill 10 to 25 human adults. 

A toxin similar to other snakes is a neurotoxin that contains an LD50 and can inject 125 to 400mg of toxin in one bite. The bitten victim will feel as if they were stung in the body followed by blurred vision and confusion.

They will also not be able to control their muscles and sign of death happen pretty quickly which means that an imperative treatment should be expedited. Paralysis or cardiac arrest will happen all of a sudden which will lead to the victim being in a state of coma or even death.

If the antivenom is not given, there is a 100% guarantee that the victim will die and the toxin from a Black Mamba can kill its prey in just 15 minutes.

6. Taipan Snake
The toxin produced by the Taipan snake is potent enough to kill as many as 12,000 rats. The snake which is also found in Australia will produce toxins able to cut the arteries resulting in a blood clot. 
The snake is not just aggressive but very agile to the extent that it was given a reputation similar to the Black Mamba in all aspects. The toxin is very neurotoxic and before the antivenom was found no victim has been able to survive one of its deadly bites.

The bite of this snake will cause death in a short amount of time and usually within 1 hour. Those who do survive will be hospitalized for a very long time. 

7. Blue Krait
The Blue Krait snake is a species most commonly found in Southeast Asia and is considered the most venomous of the species. It is also known as the Malayan Krait and is usually found in Malaysia and Vietnam which the locals would call "ular katam tebu putih".

Despite the antivenom being used to save the victims, almost half of the cases of this snake bite will cause death. If the victim was not given the antivenom, then the death rate will be 85%.

The Blue Krait is also a cannibal snake since it will hunt down other snakes and even its own species. The snake is also considered a night owl as it hunts during nighttime and preferably likes to attack if ever disturbed.

The Blue Krait neurotoxin is one the most powerful ones and symptoms arise quickly after being bitten. Muscle cramps and even paralysis will first be experienced by the victim. Luckily the snake is mostly active at night so there will not be a lot of people.

8. Eastern Brown
The Eastern Brown snake is one of the deadliest ones of all as only 1/14,000 of the toxin is enough to kill a human adult. The snake loves to reside in the Australian neighborhood and can slither rather rapidly. 

To make things worse the snake is usually aggressive and will chase down its prey many times and even the young ones are lethal enough to kill a man. It possesses a neurotoxin and blood coagulant in its poison making it a deadly weapon.
Most brown snakes, however, react to movements and mostly their bite is non-venomous. 

9. Inland Taipan
This is known as the godfather of the most venomous snakes on the planet. Its bite which contains 11mg of the toxin has been reported to kill 100 humans. It also possesses the LD50 which is 10 times more venomous than other snakes that can kill any human adult. 
This species is more general compared to the cobras. The Inland Taipan snake usually is non-aggressive and rarely found by humans. The probability of it killing a human in 45 mins are highly likely however there have not been any reports of death yet.

Despite being huge, the Inland Taipan is usually non-active and spends most of its time hiding.

10. Sea Belcher
If you love scuba diving in the ocean then you might come into contact with the Belcher Sea snake which has a toxin capable of killing 1000 people with only a few milligrams of its toxin. The bite of this snake is not that painful but once the toxin starts to get into your body, you will start to lose the sensation in your legs.

You will feel like choking to death slowly. This creature is usually tame in nature and less than 1/4 of its bite will contain the toxin. Most of the victims will be the fisherman when this snake gets tangled in one of their fishnets. 

This snake is commonly found in Southeast Asia as well as northern Australia.


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