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Australia is the land of most venomous snakes. There are hundreds of poisonous snake species in the world. Here we have listed 15 most venomous snakes on earth.

Snakes are among the most feared animals on the planet. Even though they are not as deadly as us humans but they still are fierce and scary animals. These reptiles are among the most poisonous animals on earth.

Here we have made a list of 15 most poisonous snakes on earth. Even though few snakes listed here are more venomous as compared to others. But there are factors like bite accuracy, venom per bite and behaviour that decides the true danger of a snake. So these can be called as the 15 deadliest snakes on planet:

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15. Gaboon Viper
Most Poisonous Snakes
Gaboon viper is one among the many poisonous snakes found in the Africa’s Sahara desert. It is considerably lazy as compared to other snakes. If Black Mamba is fastest snake in Africa then it probably is the slowest. They don’t go for food hunting regularly. In fact they will wait for a prey to pass by.
14. Beaked Sea Snake
Most Poisonous Snakes
The beaked sea snake is responsible for 50% deaths by sea snake bites. It is very common in the coastal regions of India. Even though it spend most of its time in water but its prey includes both rat and fish.
13. Saw Scaled Viper
Most Poisonous Snakes
Even though Saw Scaled Viper is small but do not go onto its size as Saw Sealed viper is among the most poisonous snakes in the world. It also known as Carpet viper or Echis.
12. Black-Banded Sea Krait
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Like all the members of Krait family, Black-Banded Sea Krait is also venomous. It is mainly found in the Malay Peninsula. Due to its love for coral reefs, it mainly lives there.
11. Peron’s Sea Snake
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Peron’s Sea Snake is also called as Spiny-headed sea snake due to spine over its head. It mainly resides in the South China sea and near the oceanic waters of Thailand and Vietnam.
10. Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
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The Yellow Bellied sea snake is found in tropical oceanic water. It called Yellow bellied because its unique yellow colour on belly. Yellow bellied snake has 0.067 mg/kg of Venom.
9. Russell’s Viper
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Russell Viper is commonly found in China and India. It has claimed many human lives in India and along with cobra it is most feared snake in the sub-continent. It has a very tight skin and when it is angry it coils its body tightly.
8. Dubois’ Seasnake
Most Poisonous Snakes
Among the Sea Snake family, Dubious Sea Snake is most venomous. Though there are very few human encounters but counting the LD50 quantity in its venom, scientists deduced that Dubious Seasnake is actually among the most venomous snake on earth.
7. Black Tiger Snake
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Tiger Snake were very deadly in the 1800s since there was no antivenin of tiger snake venom. Tiger Snake attack mainly causes severe pain in head and neck. It result in localized paralysis and extreme pain.
6. Cobra
Most Poisonous Snakes
Cobra is probably the oldest and most recognised snake species in the world. The word cobra actually means ‘with hood’ (Portuguese). Almost all sub species of cobra are venomous. Among them the deadliest cobra snakes are Forest Cobra, Caspian Cobra, King Cobra and Indian Cobra. Cobra raises their head and makes a hood in a threatening manner before attacking. They have accurate precision and they are aggressive in nature.
5. Many-Banded Krait
Most Poisonous Snakes
The Many-Branded Krait is common in Asia (Taiwan, China and Thailand). It is among the most venomous snakes in the world but one thing that may relax you is that many of its bites are empty. However if it is a venomous bite then you will have to look for immediate medical care as the many-braided krait is known for its super deadly venom.
4. Eastern Brown Snake
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Australia has the reputation of being home hundreds of deadly animal species. It like god made Australia just for dangerous animals. It’s like achievement for Eastern Brown Snake to claim more human lives than any other snake species. Eastern Brown snake is third most venomous snake in the world but it is not as aggressive as black mamba. Still it is known for its ill temper and will attack whenever it feels insecure.
3. Black Mamba
Most Poisonous Snakes
Black Mamba is infamous for claiming thousands of human lives in past 100 years. Black Mamba is arguably the most fierce and most aggressive snake on planet. It is found mainly in Africa’s Saharan Deserts. Black Mamba has most accurate bite target as compared to any other snake. Black Mamba can deliver around 400 mg venom in one single bite. Only 15 mg venom is enough to kill a grown up man. Black Mamba is fearless and so aggressive that their attack is almost unpredictable. Black Mamba doesn’t stop after one bite, it will keep striking until its prey is dead. Black Mamba can run up to the speed of 20 KMPH and can jump up to 4 feet.
2. Coastal Taipan
Most Poisonous Snakes
Taipan species of snake is actually very venomous snake species and that is why we have to distinctly list Coastal Taipan as the most dangerous snake in the world. Coastal Taipan is found in the coastal regions of Australia. They are large in comparison to other Taipan snakes. They grow up to 1.2 metre. Victim of Coastal Taipan can die in 3 to 4 hours (if untreated). What makes Coastal Taipan dangerous is its aggressive behaviour.
1. Inland Taipan
Most Poisonous Snakes
While many do not consider Inland Taipan to be the most deadly snake of all time but we are placing it on the number one spot of most venomous snakes because the Inland Taipan has amazing accuracy and envenoms every time it hit. We are lucky that this deadly snake species is only confined to the remote region of Australia. Inland Taipan’s one bite is deadly enough to kill 100 grown up men. However they are not aggressive and try to run away from danger. They only attack when mishandled or threatened.

If any of your known one is bitten by a poisonous snake then rush them to hospital as soon as possible. Even though Snake venom is dangerous and deadly but if the victim gets quick medical attention then he/she could be saved.

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