7 Most Venomous Snakes on the Planet

The Many-Banded Krait is native to China and Southeast Asia. It is not a large snake and it’s size varies from 3.3 to 4.9 feet. It has the distinctive 21–30 black and white rings along the length of its body. This is one of those species of snakes hat is nocturnal, meaning it is active and hunts during night time. It eats fish, ells, frogs, rodents and even other snakes. How does it kill its prey? Well, how about injecting it with 4.6–19.4 milligrams of the deadly bungarotoxin? You will have about 6 hours before any symptoms of the bite occur, and they include difficulty breathing, diplopia, loss of voice and even death.

#6 Coastal Taipan The Coastal Taipan is one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet… although it’s not the most venomous one. It is extremely aggressive and many people in Australia and New Guinea have died from its bite. The average size of this snake is between 4.9 and 6.6 feet and it feeds on rats, mice, bandicoots as well as birds. It’s bite can yield between 120 and 400 milligrams at the highest level. The venom contains taicatoxin which affects the human nervous system.

#5 Peron’s Sea Snake It’s actually one of the endemic species that is found in the waters of the western tropical Pacific Ocean. It has a length of around 4 feet and it has a greyish or olive colored scales. And this fish mostly feeds on tiny fish that it finds in the ocean and it also SMASHES THAT LIKE BUTTON IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO ALREADY! One of the distinctive features of this snake is the fact that it has spines on its head. The LD 50, which is the lethal dose of its toxin, for one kilogram of body weight is 0.079 milligrams.

#4 Yellow Bellied Sea Snake And now we have another water snake that is extremely venomous. This one can be found in all tropical oceanic water except for the Atlantic Ocean. The back of this snake is brown, and as you might’ve guesses by now, the underbelly is actually yellow. Although it’s not particularly big, the LD 50 of this snake is exactly 0.067 mg/kg of body weight and its bite contains between 1–4 milligrams. Just like some of the previous example, the venom is comprised of neurotoxins and isotoxins. Although an antivenom ahs been developed, this snake’s bite can cause paralysis and damage to the kidneys.

#3 Dubois Sea Snake The third most venomous snake in the world is a sea snake. This goes to show you just how dangerous the ocean can be. It is found in New Guinea, New Caledonia and Northern Australia. They are very small in size, only about 3.6 feet in length and they feed on eels and other small fish they find in the ocean. The venom on the LD 50 scale is around 0.044 mg per kilogram of bodyweight.

#2 Eastern Brown Snake The second most venomous snake in the world is located in central and southern Australia and parts of New Guinea. This tiny brown snake can reach a length of around 7 feet. And due to the presence of mice in houses, it has been commonly found in Australian households and farms, looking to find its favorite prey. What you might not have known is that this snake has caused more deaths in Australia than any other species of snake in the world. The LD 50 of this species is 0.041 mg/ kg and this snake injects around 5 milligrams of venom in every bite. Not a preferable animal to encounter in the wild.

#1 Inland Taipan And now we have the most venomous snake in the entire world. The venom of this Australian snake is 0.025 mg/kg on the LD 50 scale. It’s venom has been adapted to kill warm-blooded mammals, and that includes humans. Which means that one bite of this snake can kill at least 100 adults. And if you don’t act fast, the venom could kill its victim in 30–45 minutes. But, don’t you worry about that, this snake is actually not aggressive. It is rather shy and a reclusive snake which likes to run away from trouble. And on that note, we end this video. But hey, have you ever encountered any of these snakes outdoors or in a museum? You can tell us in the comment section below. If you like more videos like these, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and hit the bell icon so you never miss any of them. And as always, thanks for watching guys.

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