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Most Venomous Snake In The World

Inland Taipan

most venomous snake in the world

It has the most toxic venom of any land snake in the world. The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! With an LD/50 of 0.03mg/kg, it is 10 times as venomous as the Mojave Rattlesnake, and 50 times more than the common Cobra. Fortunately, the Inland Taipan is not particularly aggressive and is rarely encountered by humans in the wild. No fatalities have ever been recorded, though it could potentially kill an adult human within 45 minutes.

It has the most toxic venom of any land snake in the world. The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! With an LD/50 of 0.03mg/kg, it is 10 times as venomous as the Mojave Rattlesnake, and 50 times more than the common Cobra. Fortunately, the Inland Taipan is not particularly aggressive and is rarely encountered by humans in the wild. No fatalities have ever been recorded, though it could potentially kill an adult human within 45 minutes.

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With an average length of less than 6.5 feet (2 m), the Inland Taipan tends to stay clear from danger, mostly opting to escape the threat rather than to take it head-on.

With an average length of less than 6.5 feet (2 m), the Inland Taipan tends to stay clear from danger, mostly opting to escape the threat rather than to take it head-on.

But once it actually strikes is when all hell breaks loose. Not only does it have the deadliest of all snake venoms, but it also attacks by inflicting multiple bites, making the probability of fatal outcome even higher. The venom itself is mostly consisted of neurotoxin, meaning that it attacks the nerve system with tremendous speed.

Steve Backhall recently faced the dreaded snake on BBC’s “Deadly 60″ show, giving the viewers an insight of his hands-on experience with the deadly creature. As you can see in the video below, the Indian taipan coils its body into an S-shape, enabling it to spring itself straight onto its opponent.

 

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