Most People really don’t like snakes but do you know there are thousands of snakes species are there in our Planet Earth. We all have less knowledge about it so here are top 7 deadliest snakes in the world.
7. Eastern Green Mambas
The eastern green mamba is a highly venomous snake species of the mamba genus Dendroaspis and these are native to the coastal regions of southern East Africa, described by Scottish surgeon and zoologist Andrew Smith in 1849, it has a slender build with bright green upperparts and yellow-green underparts.
I do not know the Green mamba to live for very long, in captivity or in the wild, it can live until between 12 to 20 years old. Eastern green mamba preys primarily on birds and their eggs, and small mammals including bats. It also known the species raid the nests of young birds. Sit-and-wait tactics may be successful with highly mobile prey, such as adult birds or rodents.
We rarely find these snakes in open terrain and prefer relatively dense well-shaded vegetation.
6. Tiger Snake
Tiger snakes are a highly venomous snake species found in the southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands, such as Tasmania. We often banded these snakes like a tiger, and these are highly variable in their colour and forms in their regional occurrences.
The common name refers to the prominent yellow and black cross-bands typical of some populations of tiger snakes, however not all have this pattern. Tiger snakes eat frogs, birds, and mammals, and all attain adult lengths of 1 to 1.5 metres (3 to 5 feet). The sun’s heat causes these species to have higher body temperatures, while utilizing shade as a way of lowering their internal body temperature.
5. Common death Adder
The common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) is a species of death adder native to Australia. It is one of the most venomous land snakes in Australia and globally. The Common Death Adder feeds on frogs, lizards and birds and, unlike most Australian venomous snakes that actively search for prey, this snake sits in one place and waits for prey to come to it. The common death adder venom contains highly toxic neurotoxin, and it is of postsynaptic type which can cause paralysis or even death.
4. Eastern Brown Snake
The eastern brown snake, often referred to as the common brown snake, is a species of highly venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is native to eastern and central Australia and southern New Guinea.These snakes are among the most venomous in the world. The common brown snake produces the second most toxic snakebite venom known (LD 50 0.53 mg/kg) and is the most common cause of snakebite death in Australia. Common to these species’ venom are neurotoxins and hemotoxin. The colour of the scales varies, but adult Eastern Brown Snakes are a uniform pale to dark brown above, although they may be black or even orange. The belly is cream, yellow or orange, with characteristic orange or dark grey blotches.
3. Inland Taipan
The inland taipan, also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake or the fierce snake, is a species of extremely venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The Inland Taipan lives in the far west and southwest of Queensland. Its maximum length is 2.9 metres (9.5 feet); however, most range between 1.8 and 2.4 metres (6 and 8 feet) in length. The fierce snake, which is also called the inland taipan or western taipan (O. microlepidotus), is smaller and can grow up to 1.7 metres (5.5 feet) in length. Weight is around 1- 2 kg. Want to know about ocean related knowledge then click here
2. Malayan Krait(Bungarus candidus)
Bungarus candidus, commonly known as the Malayan krait or blue krait, is a highly venomous species of snake. The blue krait is a member of the genus Bungarus and the family Elapidae.
The Malayan krait enjoys flat moist subtropical/tropical lowland forest habitat with a proximity to water, rice fields and rice dams. It is common to find them on elevations between 250m-300m above sea level, yet they are rarely found higher than 1,200 m above sea level. The Malayan krait may attain a total length of 108 cm (43 in), with a tail of 16 cm (6.3 in) long.
1. King Cobra
The king cobra is a large, elapid endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia. It is the world’s longest venomous snake. Adult king cobras are 3.18 to 4 m long on average. The longest known individual measured 5.85 m. It is the sole member of the genus Ophiophagus.
The major predator to the king cobra is the mongoose because the mongoose is immune to its venom. However, mongooses rarely attack king cobras unless they have to. Venom from a king cobra can kill a human in around 45 minutes. The king cobra typically weighs about 6 kg (13 lb).