Today we are going to learn about the top 10 most deadliest and dangerous snakes in the world, based on Insider Monkey’s latest article. At first, let’s see what the difference is between venomous and poisonous. According to Insider Monkey’s research, an organism is venomous if it injects its toxins into its victim. While poisonous organisms discharge their toxins, when being eaten, in other words a snake is venomous, but a mushroom is poisonous. Consequently, there are few really poisonous snakes in the world. Strictly speaking there is only one: the bite of the garter snake (Thamnophis) doesn’t include dangerous toxins, but it’s poisonous to eat, because its meat has toxins of its food: newts and salamanders.
On the list of the most venomous snakes, Puff adder (Bitis arietans) is the ninth with a subcutaneous LD50 of 0.142 (Mg/kg). Its venom yield/bite is 100.0-350.0 mg. Puff adder is distributed in Africa, and is responsible for the most bites and deaths in the continent. It’s a very common and large snake there with a very strong venom and long fangs. 100 mg of his venom is enough to slay a grown adult in a day. The symptoms are edema, gangrene, hypotension, nausea and vomiting. The mortality rate is around 52%. Many-banded krait (Bungarus multicinctus) stands on the sixth spot with a subcutaneous LD50 of 0.108 (Mg/kg). Its venom yield/bite is 8.0-20.0 mg. It’s distributed in China and Southeast Asia. Its venom specialty that right after the bite, there are very little symptoms, just some mild numb and itchy feeling. But then, around 5-6 hours later severe and painful symptoms can emerge, like general ache, ataxia, loss of voice, glossolysis (paralysis of the tongue), difficulties in breathing, just to name a few. Estimated mortality is between 35%-100%. The infamous eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) stands on the third spot with a subcutaneous LD50 of 0.053 (Mg/kg). Its venom yield/bite is 2.0 –67 mg. As almost all the most venomous snakes, eastern brown snake is also located in Australia. It’s responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other snake. Between 2005 and 2015, 41% of the reported and identified snakebites were caused by eastern brown snakes. This snake can move incredibly fast. To get more thrilling information about the most venomous and dangerous snakes, please click and jump to the most deadliest and dangerous snakes in the world.