Most dangerous snakes on earth

World's most deadliest snakes ever


Snakes are the most venomous and deadliest creatures on the planet, but yet for some they are very beautiful creations and can be found as pets in someone’s house. Despite the existence of the other wild creatures, deadliest snakes’ existence is important to maintain the nature’s ecological balance as well. It is a fact that snakes never attack humans willingly or get aggressive, but they can really hurt you if you disturb them. That is their natural wild instinct of self-defense that forces all deadly snakes to strike back, but the fact is that they fear humans too. In snake-accident, if you haven’t proper medical treatment on time the poison from the snake can cause you a major physical damage and it may even be fatal. The most venomous snakes are most often located in Africa, but take a look at our list of the most dangerous snakes and find out which is the world’s most poisonous snake.

Black Mamba

Black Mamba

The Black Mamba is one of the most poisonous snakes in the world and can be found in the continent Africa. It is the fastest of all land snakes with a speed of up to 20 km\h and is known that the black mamba attacks with acute forcefulness and deadly precision. These scary snakes can strike up to 12 times in a row with a single bite capable of killing anywhere from 12-25 adults. Mamba’s bite delivers about 100-120 mg of venom on average, but can deliver up to 400 mg. If venom reaches a vein, 0.25 mg\kg is sufficient to kill a human in 50% of cases. The symptoms from the snakes bite are fever, double vision and excessive drooling. Without receiving medical attention, the symptoms rapidly can progress to severe abdominal pain, shock, pallor, neurotoxicity, cardio toxicity and even paralysis. Without antivenin in time, the mortality rate is nearly 100 percent and it is highest of all venomous snakes. Death results come any time between 15 minutes and 3 hours, depending on the nature of the human.

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

The rattle snake is easy to identify by the tale rattle on the end of its tail. This “beauty” comes from America and most species of rattlesnakes have hemotoxic venom which transferred to a victim causes degeneration of organs, disruption of blood clotting and destruction of body tissues. Rattlesnakes are capable of striking with 2\3 of the length of their bodies. If you get bitten by a rattlesnake, you will have breathing problems, drooling, massive hemorrhaging and paralysis, and if the rattlesnake was the Eastern Diamondback which has the most venomous capacity even with effective treatment can cause a death.

Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

This one comes from countries of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The eastern brown snake has the most dangerous bite and 1\14,000 of an ounce of its venom is enough to take an adults life. This snake is moving very fast, can get aggressive under certain circumstances and it is known that it chases aggressors and repeatedly strikes at them. Even juveniles can kill a human, because of their venom that contains both neurotoxins and blood coagulants. Their bite causes paralysis, cardiac arrests and renal failure. Quick advice: In case you encounter one, try to stand as still as possible, because they react only to movement.

Anaconda

Anaconda

This is very familiar snake for you, isn’t it? Most from its leading roles in many horror movies. Anaconda is very big snake and can even swallow a whole human. Its lack of venom doesn’t mean that is not a deadly snake, it is because of its sheer size. The average length of an anaconda is about 25 feet and about 400 pounds weight, which is equivalent to 3 average-sized persons. You surely know how an anaconda kills its victims, slaughters the victim around their bodies and squeezes powerfully until it suffocates or crushes it to death. The snake then swallows its prey in one piece, but there is bright side, anacondas are moving slow so you have time to make a quick getaway. If anaconda bites you, don’t you worry too much because its bite is not fatal.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.