Most people don’t like snakes. They may not have claws or legs, and many have no teeth, but snakes still scare most people. Many snakes are harmless; however, some are incredibly dangerous. Here are the deadliest snakes ever found on the planet.
The Coastal Taipan
This snake lives in northern Australia and New Guinea. This snake’s venom is a powerful neurotoxin that can kill as early as a half-hour after you are bitten. If you do get bit by this snake, you would need to get medical attention immediately if you are going to survive.
This snake is found in ponds, waterways, forests, fields, and farms in the Philippines. It is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world because it doesn’t have to bit you to kill. It can spit its highly toxic venom up to 10-feet. And it is capable of killing up to 10 people in one shot. They lurk in hidden areas and can attack without warning.
The black mamba is a deadly snake and is one of the most venomous in the world. An adult black mamba carries enough venom to kill up to 10 people, and it doesn’t just bite once. It actually bites multiple times. After an attack, the victim has less than a half-hour to get treatment before death occurs. This snake lives in the forests of eastern and southern Africa.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
This is the most venomous snake in North America. It can grow to be up to 8-feet long, and it can be easily recognized by its distinctive grey, black, and tan diamond pattern. This snake is non-aggressive but will attack if provoked. The venom can cause significant pain, bleeding, and even death.
Based on its size and weight, this is the second-largest snake on the planet. It can grow to be between 7 ½ feet to 19-feet long. It can weigh as much as 400 pounds. This snake is non-venomous, and it kills by squeezing its prey to death. If you encounter a large enough snake, it will squeeze you to death before it devours you.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
This snake is found in the Southwest part of America. It is smaller than other diamondbacks, and its tan color helps it blend in with its desert surroundings. The snake has a very large venom gland, with very evolved fangs. This allows the snake to deliver an oversized and deadly dose of venom to its victims. Fortunately, this snake is non-aggressive. It will only attack when provoked.
Most snakes are either venomous or large enough to crush its prey. The King Cobra is different. It can grow to up to 13-feet long and can weigh up to 30-pounds. The longest King Cobra ever seen was 19-feet long. This snake doesn’t just have the size; it also had deadly venom. The venom is so deadly that it can kill an adult elephant.
This is a very aggressive sub-species of the Pit Viper, that can be found in northern South America. They can also be found on certain islands of the Caribbean. It can grow to be up to five feet long, and it’s grey and brown color helps it blend in with the foliage. The snake’s venom contains a strong hemotoxin that can cause neural disorders such as memory loss and paralysis.
When uncoiled, this snake is the longest in the world. They are less heavy than the anaconda, but they are longer. There have been confirmed sightings of a reticulated python measuring a whopping 33-feet. This snake has no venom and kills by constricting its victims. There have been many reported cases of humans being killed by the reticulated python.
Eastern Brown Snake
This snake is found along the east coast of Australia. It has a venom that is neurotoxic and can clot the blood. Just one bite can cause loss of consciousness, heart attack, renal failure, and paralysis. Because the venom is so potent, this snake is responsible for 60 percent of the snakebite deaths in Australia.
The anaconda doesn’t contain venom, but it is one of the most deadly snakes on the planet. While they don’t attack humans, there have been reports of people being eaten by one. They can grow to up to 29-feet long and can weigh up to 500-pounds. To make things worse, they don’t kill their prey quickly. They constrict their prey to death, and then digest the whole, very slowly.
This snake is sound in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is beautiful emerald green. It can open its jaws almost 180-degrees and injects its venom through the fangs in the back of its jawbone. This snake is known as a silent killer because after being bitten, it can take hours for the symptoms to appear. This makes the victim think they are fine, so they don’t seek medical attention. By the time they do, it’s too late.
This is the most recognized type of cobra thanks to animated Disney movies, but it is very dangerous. It lives in India, and the venom can cause paralysis and a heart attack within 15 minutes of being bitten.
African Puff Adder
This snake is responsible for the most snakebite fatalities in Africa. It is highly aggressive, and it can blend well in its surroundings. Its incredible speed and force make it one of the most dangerous snakes in the world.