The Caspian cobra is found in central Asia. This snake is known for being very aggressive and bad-tempered. They tend to avoid humans, but will become aggressive towards them if they feel threatened. When feeling threatened it will spread its hood, hiss, and sway side-to-side, then finally strike its target multiple times. Once bitten a person may experience drowsiness, weakness, paralysis of the limbs. If untreated, the bite can result in death from respiratory failure
The Monocled Cobra is widespread across south and southeast Asia. The monocled cobra was given its name due to its O-shaped, or monocellate hood pattern. These cobras prefer habitats with water such as paddy fields or swamps. However, they can adapt easily and can also be found in grasslands and forests. This cobra causes the most fatalities from snake venom poisoning in Thailand. In severe cases of envenomation death can occur within 60 minutes.
The Jameson’s Green Mamba is very similar to its counterparts, the Eastern and Western Green Mamba. The Jameson’s Green Mamba can grow up to 8 feet and 8 inches (2.64 meters) long, with a dull green color across the back that blends into a pale green. It’s scales are normally edged with black. They inhabit parts of Africa and prefer landscapes such as primary and secondary rainforests, woodland, and forest-savanna. However, they are highly adaptable and can be found many times in urban areas. Their venom is highly neurotoxic and death can occur between 30-120 minutes.
The Rhinoceros viper is very similar to the Gaboon Viper, but has a less dangerous bite. They are slow moving, but are capable of striking quickly and it all directions, without warning. If they feel threatened, they will hiss. Its hiss is said to be the loudest out of all the African snakes, and it sounds more like a shriek. Their venom contains a neurotoxin and hemotoxin which attacks the circulatory system of its victims.
The Chinese Cobra is one of the most venomous members of the cobra family. It is mainly found in mainland China and Taiwan, and has caused the most snakebites in those areas. The Chinese Cobra is always aware of its surroundings and is seldom cornered. However, if it feels threatened it will raise its forebody and spread its hood, ready to strike. Local symptoms of a bite include pain, insensibility and necrosis. Necrosis, even after treatment, may persist for many years within the victim.
If untreated, a Coastal Taipan bite is 100% fatal. You do not need to worry, unless you are in the northern and eastern regions of Australia or in New Guinea. Coastal Taipans are the longest venomous snake in Australia and can grow up to 6.6 feet (2 meters) long. The Coastal Taipan’s venom consists of a highly potent neurotoxin that affects the nervous system and the blood’s ability to clot. Death can occur in as little as 30 minutes after a bite.
The red-bellied black snake is found in parts of eastern Australia. It inhabits woodlands, forests and swamplands. It is also common to find them in urban areas. The snake is glossy black on the dorsal surface and red, crimson or pink in color on the lower sides and belly. This snake is normally not aggressive. However, if it feels threatened, it will recoil into a striking stance. Bites from these snakes are not normally fatal, but you should still seek medical attention.
The Mali cobra is a species of venomous spitting cobra that is found in Western Africa. The cobra ranges from Senegal to Cameroon, with reports to also be found from Gambia, Burkina Faso, southern Mali, and a few other countries. It inhabits both tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. Its venom contains postsynaptic neurotoxins, cardiotoxins, and cytotoxic activity. The Mali cobra is responsible for the most snake bites in Senegal.
Sea Snake’s venom is more toxic than its land-dwelling counterparts. However, sea snakes will only attack when provoked. However, the danger of a sea snake should not be underestimated. Most people that have been bitten work on trawlers, in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, as snakes are sometimes hauled in with the catch. Only a small proportion of bites have been fatal. Symptoms, such as muscles aches, spasms will most likely occur 30 minutes after the bite. If not treated one can suffer from more severe symptoms such as blurred vision and respiratory paralysis.
The Egyptian Cobra is one of the largest cobra species in Africa. It has many similar physical traits to other cobras, like a hood. However, what makes it distinct is its coloring and often a tear-drop mark near the eye. This cobra has very large fangs which allows it to deliver large quantities of venom. A bite should be considered a medical emergency as its venom affects the nervous system which eventually leads to respiratory failure
The King Brown Snake is the second longest species of venomous snakes in Australia. They can grow up to 9.8 feet (3 meters) long. Their venom is relatively weak compared to other species. However, what they lack in quality, they make up for in quantity. These snakes will deliver large amounts of venom when they bite. The average snakes deliver 180 milligrams during a bite. The king brown delivers close to 600 milligrams. The untreated mortality rate is 30-40%.
The dugite is a venomous snake found in western Australia. Dugites are normally shy and will slither away upon seen a human. However, like many other snakes will attack if they feel cornered. Dugites are considered highly dangerous due to their very potent venom that causes both coagulopathic and procoagulant effects. Although they rarely bite humans, when they do, it is normally during when they are most active in their mating season (October and November)
The Gaboon viper lives in the rainforests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. It is the worlds heaviest viperid and has the longest fangs of 5 centimeters (2 inches). It is normally slow moving and placid, and they are known for lying in wait for hours for their prey to pass by. Due to their docile nature, bites normally only occur when they are stepped on. However, it should be considered a medical emergency when a bite does occur.
Keep your distance from this snake, as the black-necked spitting cobra can eject venom from its fangs over 7 meters (23 feet) with perfect accuracy. They are mainly found in just sub-Saharan Africa and can grow up to 2.2 meters (7.2 feet) long. Bites can lead to blisters, inflammation and permanent blindness if venom makes contact with the eyes.
The Sharp-nosed pit viper is found in southeast Asia. Its highly potent venom contains hemotoxin that is very likely to lead to hemorrhaging. Its nickname is the “hundred pacer.” It has been believed that victims will only be able to walk 100 steps before dying. However, there is an antivenin made in Taiwan. Symptoms from a bite include swelling, blistering, necrosis, and ulceration
The Cape Cobra is considered one of the most dangerous snakes in Africa due to its highly potent venom and its common occurrences around houses. The mortality rate for bites from a cape cobra are unknown, but are believed to be high. If a victim does not receive the antivenin it is likely he or she will die from respiratory failure.
The longest snakes in the western hemisphere are the South American Bushmasters. In addition, they are the longest pit-viper in the world. They inhabit parts of South America and tend to dwell in equatorial forests. The primarily feed on mice and rats, but will attack when provoked. Unfortunately, not much is known about their venom as they are highly susceptible from stress. Therefore, they die quickly when in captivity.
The jararaca is a species of pit-viper found in souther Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. The snake prefers to live in open areas, such as farmland. Its venom is considered very toxic and causes symptoms such as bruising and blistering of the affected limb and spontaneous systemic bleeding of the gums and into the skin. However, one good thing was derived from the venom, the ACE inhibitor, which is used to treat hypertension and some types of congestive heart failure.
The forest cobra is native to Africa, mainly dwelling in the central and western parts of the continent. Its preferred habitat in the lowland forest and moist savannah. However, it can be found in drier climates and is a very good swimmer. Although bites to humans are rare, they are very dangerous when they occur. This snake injects a large amount of venom into its victims. Death can occur 30-120 minutes after being bitten.
The western green mamba, as you would suspect, resides in west Africa. However, bites to people from this snake are very uncommon. However, when people are bitten the mortality rate is extremely high. Once bitten there is a rapid progression of life-threatening symptoms including suffocation resulting from paralysis of the respiratory muscles. Death has been also been reported to occur within 30 minutes of the bite.
The eastern green mamba resides in East Africa and is normally found dwelling in trees. This highly venomous snake can grown up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) in length. This species has bitten many humans, many of which have resulted in fatalities. There was one case where someone died in as little as 30 minutes after the bite. Other symptoms of the venom include difficulty breathing, convulsions and nausea.
The common death adder is native to Australia. Not only is it one of the most venomous snakes in Australia, but also the whole world. The death adder is a master of camouflage and likes to hide beneath loose leaves in woodlands and grasslands. Its venom contains a very potent neurotoxin which can lead to death within 6 hours after the bite.
The Malayan krait inhabits Thailand and much of Southeast Asia. They tend to shy away from the sun and are very active at night. Their venom is highly poisonous and death can result as soon as 12-24 hours after bite. Sadly, even after treatment, 50% of its victims will succumb to effects of the poison, dying usually from respiration failure.
Also known as the Taiwanese or Chinese Krait, the many-banded krait is a highly venomous snake found in southern China and Southeast Asia. In the daytime, this snakes hides in places such as holes and under rocks. However, at night, it hunts and becomes more aggressive. Symptoms will not appear promptly after bite, but may show hours later. If untreated, death is likely 70-100% of the time.
The terciopelo viper is one of the most dangerous snakes in the neotropical rainforest in Central America. They can grow up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) long and have heads that are 10 centimeters (4 inches) wide. They are responsible for the majority of snakebites in Central America. Their venom contains hemotoxins and if not treated with an antivenin can lead to death.
A member of the “big four” species in India, the common krait, is also known as the blue krait. The common krait feeds on other snakes and small mammals. Although reluctant to bite people, if it does, it will clasp and hold for awhile in order to inject a large amount of venom. The venom consists of mostly powerful neurotoxins leading to muscle paralysis.
Russell’s viper is found in the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia. Like the Indian Cobra it is considered on of the “big four” species. Russell’s viper can grow up to 166 centimeters (5.5 feet) in length. The snake is often times found in high urbanized areas due to the attraction of rodents. Therefore, those working in fields outside of cities are at a high risk of being bitten.
Made popular by snake charmers, the Indian cobra is found all over the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the “big four” species, the 4 species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India. However, as it’s admired in Indian culture, it is protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act. Its venom mainly consists of neuro and cardiotoxins. This means a bite can lead to paralysis of the muscles or even cardiac arrest. Symptoms can show anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours after the bite.
The puff adder is found in African savannah and grasslands, and is the most commonly found snake on the continent. Due to its commonality, it is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa. If they feel threatened or disturbed, they will adopt a tight coiled posture and the fore part of their body will form an “S” shape. They are very aggressive and strike very fast.
If you see a Philippine Cobra, you better run away. These cobras are highly venomous and are capable of accurately spitting their venom at a target up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) away. The Philippine cobra is normally found in forested areas, along open fields. They are also fond of water, and therefore, can be found many times close to ponds and rivers. Small rodents are the preferred prey of their choice
The western diamondback rattlesnake inhabits the southwestern area of the United States. It has been reported that it is most likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the largest number of snakebites in the U.S. The western diamondback rattlesnake has very large venom glands and special fangs so it can deliver a large amount of venom to its victims. However, as it normally preys on small mammals, it will only bite a human if provoked.
According to National Geographic “The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest venomous snake in North America. Some reach 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length and weigh up to 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).” Despite what people think the eastern diamondback rattlesnake will not attack humans unless it feels threatened. Bites normally happen when a person is taunting or trying to capture the snake. The last warning before a bite is when the snake violently shakes its tail. Bites can result in red blood cells deterioration, tissue damage, and if left untreated, death.
The common lacehead, also known as the bothrops atrox, inhabits the tropical lowlands of nothern South America. The species of pit-viper is easily agitated and is generally nocturnal. However, when necessary it may forage through the day, climbing trees and even swimming. It is often times found in coffee and banana plantations searching for rodents. Therefore, due to their camouflage, workers do not see the snakes and are often bitten. The venom is very lethal and fast acting. Even when received treatment, almost all cases lead to temporary of sometimes permanent memory loss.
The eastern brown snake is mainly found along the east coast of Australia. The snake is considered to be the second-most venomous terrestrial snake. Its venom has both neurotoxins and blood coagulants. A bite from the eastern brown snake can cause dizziness, renal failure, paralysis and cardiac arrest. Although it normally only eats rodents, like mice, if it feels threatened, it will bite a human. It is responsible for 60% of snake bite deaths in Australia.
The Inland Taipan is the most venomous of all the snakes in the world. What also separates this snakes from many others is its prey. The snake is an expert in hunting mammals, therefore, its venom is adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It normally does not strike unless provoked. Its venom contains neurotoxins which affect the nervous system, hemotoxins which affect the blood, and myotoxins which affect the the muscles. If untreated the venom can be lethal.
Tiger Snakes are found in the southern regions of Australia and some of its coastal islands. It gets in name from its color, as it is often banded like a tiger. A tiger snake’s venom contains many potent toxins. Once bitten a person will experience, at first, localized pain followed by breathing difficulties and finally paralysis. Studies show that untreated bites have a mortality rate of 40-60%.
The sub-Saharan African Boomslang, may look cool. However, do not touch! The average adult boomslang is 100–160 cm (3¼–5¼ feet) in length, with extremely large eyes. The boomslang has a highly potent venom that it can deliver through fangs at the back of its jaw. The snake is able to open its jaws 170° when biting. The venom is mainly made of a hemotoxin which disables the coagulation process in a person’s body. Signs and symptoms of a bite may not show until hours after.
The Black Mamba is found in the savannas and rocky areas in southern and eastern Africa. It can grow up to 14 feet long and can slither up to 12.5 mph, making it the fastest snake in all the planet. Although it only attacks when it is provoked, when it does attack beware. The Black Mamba will bite several times, delivering enough toxins to kill 10 people. There is a antivenin but it must be received within 20 minutes.
The Saw-Scaled Viper kills more people than any other snake each year. Although it only grows to 1-3 feet long, its venomous bite can do lots of damage. Their venom contains hemotoxins and cytotoxins, which leads to multiple bleeding disorders including the possibility of an intracranial hemorrhage. Many of these snakes are found in areas where modern medicine is not found. Therefore, victims sometimes suffer a long, painful death.
The King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake. It is predominantly found in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. The King Cobra’s venom’s toxins attack the victim’s central nervous system resulting in pain, vertigo and eventually paralysis. It has been reported that death can occur as short as 30 minutes without the antivenin. The toxin is so deadly, it could even kill a large elephant.
At Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines, they’re trying to make the zoo more “interactive” — you can now get a massage from four 20ft Burmese pythons. The massage consists of simply putting the pythons — totally 250 kilograms (550 pounds) — on top of you and letting them sliver all over your body.
In case you were wondering, yes, a Burmese python is totally capable of killing you through constriction, and can deliver a pretty mean bite as well. But the zoo feeds each of the pythons “ten or more chickens” prior to each massage in order “to curb any hunger pangs.”
I should note that, according to Wikipedia, “Burmese pythons are opportunistic feeders…they will eat almost any time food is offered.” On the plus side, the massage is free.
There are snakes & snakes-Some are extremely dangerous with deadly venom or with their size & strength with killing ability.Look & learn. Enjoy your journey into the world of snakes
Black Mamba actually got its name because of the color of its mouth. This type of snake has been considered as highly dangerous and horrifyingly venomous. This snake is very aggressive and one bite from it can kill a person in just twenty minutes. They are usually found in different parts of Africa. Black Mamba’s are also regarded as the longest type of snake that can be found in Africa.
Rattle Snakes are usually found in North America. It got its name from the appearance of its tail along with the sound that it makes. When it senses danger, its tail creates a rattling noise. Well, that’s one signal to stay away from the area as well! They usually live in groups. Rodents and birds are their common meals.
The Death Adder is one highly venomous snake. Usually found in Australia, they are actually not active hunters. If they hunt, they have a unique way of doing it. They usually hide under leaves, sand, or soil before ambushing their prey. A Death Adder’s tail looks similar to worm and this attracts rodents.
Vipers have visibly hollow fangs and a mouth that can stretch up to a very huge size. They are intelligent snakes and they can actually control the venom that they want to secrete. A viper’s venomous bite can paralyze a human instantly. Their bite is so painful and usually fatal.
Good news, boa constrictors are very love animals. In fact, they love to hug! Bad news, they’ll hug you to death! Worse, they can feel your heart beat and they won’t let go until there’s none.
Looks pretty strange and creepy, right? This bizarre-looking snake species are among the most venomous animals and brilliantly uses their pointy nasal appendage to sting and attack their prey. Fortunately though, they aren’t very aggressive to humans.
Another Australian native, the Inland Taipan is a highly fierce snake that has a very toxic venom. An Inland Taipan’s bite can kill a person in one hour. They can grow as long as 2.5 meters. Don’t be fooled because they are usually shy but their strike can be fatal.
The Blue Krait can be usually in the Southeast Asian counties such as Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. These snakes are very creepy because they usually hunt in the dark. The shocking fact is that their venom is very lethal that sometimes even after treatment, people still die from it.
This snake is the 2nd most venomous type of snake in the world. Very common in Australia. It usually ranges from around 1.2 to 1.8 meters long. This snake’s venom can lead to cardiac arrest and paralysis that eventually leads to death. According to reports, 1/14000 of its venom’s ounce can already kill a person. They are snakes to be concerned about because they usually live near homes.
This type of Taipan snake moves very fast. They are also highly venomous. Yet another Deadly Australian favourite snake to be very cautious of.They were formerly mistaken for Brown snakes until 2007. They are usually found in Asia and Australia.
This type of snake can be found in Northern Australia and South East Asia. The Belcher’s Sea Snake are very dangerous sea snakes. Their bite can kill a person in one hour. According to reports, a few milligrams of this snake’s venom can cause a thousand people to die. Yet another killer snake of Australia.Is Australia the land of killer snakes….
The African Puff Adder is very widely known in Africa because it has the record for most bite fatalities in the country. It grows up to one meter long and usually loves to be in the sun. They can be usually seen on roads, footpaths, or even near homes of humans. They are sluggish snakes but still very dangerous predators.
This snake is also known as the black cobra and is also considered as the biggest type of cobra in all of Africa. They love to reside in moist areas and lowlands. These snakes can reach up to 2.2. meters long. They are very fast snakes that can actually climb trees as high as ten metres
The Desert Horned Viper can usually be seen in North Africa and in the Middle East. This snake moves in a weird but effective way. The horns that can be seen on its head make it also very unique. They mostly feed on rodents, usually hiding under desert sands.
The Boomslang snake got its name because it usually resides in branches of trees. They are usually found in Africa’s Sub Sahara region. Their head is smaller compared to their body. They can only secrete very little venom because of their small fangs in proportion to their heads.
King Cobra is one of the most popular snakes in the world. This snake is actually worshipped in parts of Burma and India. It is considered as the longest venomous snake in the world. They can reach lengths of up to 4 meters. Their fangs are very big and can secrete up to 500mg of venom in just a single bite.
The Eastern Diamondback Rattle Snake is basically the largest of its species. They are usually seen in the southeastern parts of the U.S. Their name is derived from the diamond patterns on their backs. They are considered as the heaviest venomous snake in the world. They can reach up to 10 kg.
The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake can be usually found in Mexico and in the United States. They are more venomous than the Eastern Diamondback.
The Coral Snake can be seen in different parts of the United States but mostly on the southern states. They are highly venomous and very creepy because of their red, yellow and black color combination.
The Speckled Brown Snake are usually found in different parts of Australia. They love to stay on grassy plains. Their bite is dangerous but not as lethal as with other snakes. Still, you will need immediate medical attention once you get bitten by one.
Western Brown snakes are natives of Australia and are regarded as very poisonous. They can be seen mostly in Western Australia. They are very fast but have short fangs which make their bite less fatal.
Although the Indian Cobra is a moderately venomous species, its venom is rapid-acting and can be fatal absent immediate medical treatment or antivenom. Indian Cobra is responsible for about 15,000 fatalities per year and about 100,000-150,000 non-fatal bites per year.
Being bitten by Russell’s viper is definitely the most painful thing you’ll ever experience. Blistering, bruising and even internal bleeding is common once bitten by this dangerous animal. Russell’s viper is responsible for about 25,000 fatalities annually in India alone.
They may come in small sizes, but the saw-scaled vipers are extremely lethal and aggressive in nature. They strike and attack very fast and mortality rate for those bitten are very high.
Found in the southern islands of the Philippines, the Samar Spitting Cobra is one of the highly venomous and dangerous species of spitting cobra. Unlike other spitting cobras, the Samar Spitting Cobra is extremely aggressive and strikes even with little provocation.
Although mortality rate associated with Black-Necked Spitting Cobras are relatively low, they are still extremely dangerous considering that their venom is a serious irritant to the skin and eyes. Most death cases related to this species is due to asphyxiation by paralysis.
Although the Rhinoceros Viper is not as venomous as the other species on the list, they still pose grave danger considering that they are capable of striking quickly and with little provocation. Their venom usually attacks the body’s circulatory system and destroys the tissues and blood vessels.
Snake with twin tentacles? Well, that’s a new one! This incredibly creepy snake is native to Southeast Asia and uses its tentacles to lure its prey, mostly tiny fishes.
Don’t ever dare threatening this very strange-looking snake! You can trust that they are the world’s biggest drama queens! They’ll trick you into playing dead and letting its tongue out, so don’t be fooled. Otherwise, you’ll end up as their victim.
No, that’s not a deformity. This viper actually has a spider-like tail which it uses to lure its victims. Next time you see a spider-like figure, make sure it’s not the spider-tailed viper!
This snake is very dangerous because it can actually spit venom. Their name is based on the fact that they can be usually found in the northern parts of the Philippines. These cobras are also fond of water. They usually feed on rodents and frogs. Their venom causes hard breathing and if not immediately treated, can lead to respiratory failure.
The Tiger Snake is usually found in Australia and Tasmania. Its name comes from its looks, having black and yellow colored skin. Any person can die from its venomous bite in a span of thirty minutes. They can reach up to three meters long.One of Australia’s deadliest snakes