Deadly Venomous Snakes And Their Surprising Facts

Srinidhi Anand
Jun 27, 2019   •  10 views

The world is home to varieties of living beings. One of the simple deadly beautiful reptiles is a snake and it doesn’t seem like when we come across their features. Surprises are lying everywhere and don’t seem to exist until you find for it. Snakes are the deadly beautiful creatures and sometimes harmful to humans. There are more than 3,000 species of snakes in our world. Unlike Antarctica, every continent has at least one type of snake species. Let's see the most deadly venomous snakes in the world.

Oxyuranus Microlepidotus

Inland taipan also called as, “Oxyuranus Microlepidotus”considered as the most venomous snake in the world. They seem to be found in the semiarid regions of central east Australia. They yield the venom of 110mg which is capable of killing 100 human adults or 250 thousand mice at a time. Its venom is 10 times more venomous than the king cobra.

Dendroaspis Polylepis

The black mamba is also called as, “Dendroaspis Polylepis” considered as the most venomous and fastest snake in the world. They are native to parts of the sub-Saharan desert of Africa. They are the second longest snake in the world. They grow up to 14 ft long. Two drops of its venom can kill a person within 30 minutes. They can live up to 11 years in the world.

Bungarus Caeruleus

Indian krait also called as, “Bungarus Caeruleus” which is found in the jungles of Indian Subcontinent and neighbouring countries like Pakistan and so on. They sometimes found in human dwellings. They are active only from evening to next day morning and found unaggressive and less active during day time. They grow nearly 3ft to 6ft long. It's a member of four big species. Its venom is highly toxic and its bite lead to nervous system failure and muscle paralysis.


Rattlesnakes are of 24 species mostly found in the southwestern united states. Their venom is more toxic. The name “rattlesnakes” refer to the rattle at the end of their tails. They seem to have a triangular head, hinged fangs and heat-sensing facial pit. They have cat-like pupils. Their length varies from one to eight feet depending on their species. They have a lifespan of 10 to 25 years.

Naja Philippinensis

They are also called as Northern Philippine cobra. They are one of the most venomous spitting cobras. They are found in northern parts of the Philippines. They can grow up to the 18ft length. They are capable of spitting venom up to 3m. They aim at your eyes while spitting. It's better to cover your eyes while you stand at 2.4 to 3m distance.

Daboia Russelii

Russell's viper is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. They are found in the overall Indian subcontinent. They are considered as one of the members of the big four species of India. They contain 180 mg to 268 mg of venom in a single bite.

Pseudechis Porphyriacus

Red bellied-snake is one of the most venomous snakes of Australia. They can grow up to 2 m to 2.5 m in length.Their venom is rarely life-threatening.

Unlike Anaconda, some of the snakes are harmless to other living beings. The snakes can blink at a speed of 80 - 90 minutes. Sometimes they can be faster at striking than lightning. They are capable of gliding from tree to tree. Snakes like pythons, vipers have pit organs which act like cameras to identify their prey at the night. The pit organs capture the image of the prey and produce an infrared image of them. So that pit organ acts as snake's somatosensory system. They see the image by detecting heat and not by photons detection. Thus, Some of the snakes are becoming extinct due to some of the natural destruction and human destruction. Living a life without any destruction makes the world peaceful and beautiful!