snake

Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes. Most species are nonvenomous and those that have venom use it primarily to kill and subdue prey rather than for self-defense. Some possess venom potent enough to cause painful injury or death to humans. Nonvenomous snakes either swallow prey alive or kill by constriction

Here we present you the the most deadliest snakes .

10. Rattle snake.

Only about 4% of bites result in fatalities with prompt treatment, but untreated, yes here we are talking about the rattlesnake. Rattle snake bite has the potential to kill. The venom can also cause permanent damage to organs and may even lead to the loss of a limb.

When most people think of poisonous snakes, the rattlesnake pops to mind pretty quickly. These snakes are found throughout the Americas and are actually a type of viper.

Their name comes of course from the rattle which is found at the end of the tail and which creates a distinctive noise. Eastern Diamondbacks are the most poisonous of all rattlesnakes.

9. Philippine cobra.

The Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis) also called northern Philippine cobra, is a stocky, highly venomous species of spitting cobra native to the northern regions of the Philippines.

The Philippine cobra’s habitat include low-lying plains and forested regions, along with open fields, grasslands, dense jungle, agricultural fields, and human settlements. This species of cobra is particularly fond of water, so it can be found very close to ponds, rivers, or large puddles of water.

The venom of the Philippine cobra is a potent postsynaptic neurotoxin which affects respiratory function and can cause neurotoxicity and respiratory paralysis, as the neurotoxins interrupt the transmission of nerve signals by binding to the neuromuscular junctions near the muscles. The symptoms of a bite might include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, and difficulty breathing

8. Taipan.

The taipans are snakes of the genus Oxyuranus in the elapid family. They are large, fast-moving, highly venomous, and endemic to Australasia. There are currently three recognised species, one of which, the coastal taipan, has two subspecies. The taipans are considered some of the deadliest known snake.

Their diets consist primarily of small mammals, especially rats and bandicoots. Species of this genus possess highly neurotoxic venom with some other toxic constituents that have multiple effects on victims. The venom is known to paralyse the victim’s nervous system and clot the blood, which then blocks blood vessels and uses up clotting factors. Apart from venom toxicity, quantities of venom delivered should also be taken into account for the danger posed. The coastal taipan is capable of injecting a large quantity of venom due to its large size.

7. Death Adder.

The common death adder  is a species of death addernative to Australia. It is one of the most venomous land snakes in Australia and globally.

Common death adders eat small mammals and birds as a primary diet. Unlike other snakes, the common death adder lies in wait for its prey (often for many days) until a meal passes. It covers itself with leaves—making itself inconspicuous—and lies coiled in ambush, twitching its grub-like tail close to its head as a lure.

The common death adder venom contains highly toxic neurotoxin which can cause paralysis or even death. It can deliver the fastest strike among all venomous snakes recorded in Australia.

Human death can occur within six hours after the bite.

6. Tiger snakes.

Tiger snakes are a highly venomous snake species found in the southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands, such as Tasmania. Tiger snakes are found in coastal environments, wetlands, and creeks where they often form territories. Areas with an abundance of prey can support large populations. Its common habitat includes the coastal areas of Australia.

Tiger snakes accounted for 17% of identified snakebite victims in Australia between 2005 and 2015, with four deaths recorded from 119 confirmed envenomations.

Tiger snake venoms possess potent neurotoxins, coagulants, haemolysins, and myotoxins. Symptoms of a bite include localized pain in the foot and neck region, tingling, numbness, and sweating, followed by a fairly rapid onset of breathing difficulties and paralysis. The mortality rate from untreated bites is reported to be between 40 and 60%

5. Viper snake.

They are also known as viperids. Viper snakes are found in the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia. In the Americas, they are native from south of the 48°N, through the United States, Mexico, Central America, and into South America. 

Viperid venoms typically contain an abundance of protein-degrading enzymes, called proteases, that produce symptoms such as pain, strong local swelling and necrosis, blood loss from cardiovascular damage complicated by coagulopathy, and disruption of the blood-clotting system. viper snake is not restricted to any particular habitat, but does tend to avoid dense forests. The snake is mostly found in open, grassy or bushy areas, but may also be found in second growth forests (scrub jungles), on forested plantations and farmland.  

4.Black Mamba.

The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The species prefers moderately dry environments such as light woodland and scrub, rocky outcrops and semi-arid savanna

The black mamba is the most feared snake in Africa because of its size, aggression, toxicity and speed of onset of symptoms.

Black mamba venom does not contain protease enzymes. Its bites do not generally cause local swelling or necrosis, and the only initial symptom may be a tingling sensation in the area of the bite. The snake tends to bite repeatedly and let go, so there can be multiple puncture wounds. Its bite can deliver about 100–120 mg of venom on average; the maximum recorded dose is 400 mg.

The bite of a black mamba can cause collapse in humans within 45 minutes or less.

3. Inland Taipan.

The inland taipan, also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, The Taipan bite can only kill as many as 100 people! Taipans usually avoid human contact, however, and you are unlikely to ever encounter one.

Inland taipan has excellent eyesight and sense of smell which are used for detection of the prey. Its diet consists of rodents, small mammals and birds.

It is an extremely venomous snake.

2. Blue Krait.

The common krait, also known as blue krait is a species of venomous snake, inflicting the most snakebites on humans.

The common krait’s venom consists mostly of powerful neurotoxins, which induce muscle paralysis. Clinically, its venom contains presynaptic and postsynaptic neurotoxins, which generally affect the synaptic cleft.

If death occurs, it takes place about four to eight hours after the krait bite. Cause of death is general respiratory failure, i.e. suffocation.

Despite it being called a Blue Krait, the snake isn’t actually Blue.  Interestingly enough,  it’s actual colors are made up of a white body with broad black bands across it. 

Sometimes you will see some yellow patches on it too.  The head of the Blue Krait is completely dark in color. Despite the yellow patches

However, they do like to be close to water and enjoys flat planes such as rice fields and rice dams.

1 Belcher’s sea snake.

Belcher’s sea snake is a marine snake species which inhabits tropical waters from the Indian Ocean to the Northern coast of Australia. The Belcher’s sea snake is also docile and will only become aggressive if severely mistreated or taunted. It has also been proven that, despite it relatively potent venom, even in the rare cases that it bites, it injects venom in less than 25 percent of the cases.

The snake feeds on small fish and shellfish found in relatively shallow waters, mostly near coral reefs. Since it breathes air, it has to resurface from time to time. However, it has been proven that the Belcher’s sea snake can stay for up to 7 or 8 hours in the water before resurfacing, regardless of whether they are hunting or sleeping.

The most venomous sea snake it the world. The lethal dose for humans is 1.5 mg for the entire body and around 0.1125 per kilogram.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here