There are a few contenders for the most venomous snake in the world. The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) of central Australia is often considered to be the most venomous snake based on the potency of its venom. A single bite from this snake can deliver enough venom to kill 100 adult men and it has the ability to spit its venom which can cause blindness.
The other main contender for the title of most venomous snake is the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah). This snake is found in Southeast Asia and its venom is highly neurotoxic causing paralysis and respiratory failure. A single bite from a king cobra can deliver enough venom to kill an elephant and it is considered to be one of the most aggressive snakes in the world.
So which snake is the most venomous? It is hard to say for sure as there has been no direct comparison of the venom of these two snakes. However based on the potency of their venom and the potential for serious harm it is safe to say that both the inland taipan and the king cobra are among the most venomous snakes in the world.
Which continent is home to the majority of venomous snake species?
Which country has the most venomous snake species?
Which snake is responsible for the most human deaths each year?
The saw-scaled viper
Which snake has the longest fangs?
The Gaboon viper
Which snake has the most toxic venom?
The inland taipan
Which venomous snake is found in the United States?
The Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
Which venomous snake is found in Australia?
The inland taipan
What is the primary use for snake venom?
What are the symptoms of a snake bite?
Severe pain swelling and bruising at the site of the bite nausea vomiting dizziness and convulsions
How long does it take for snake venom to kill a human?
How many people are killed by snakes each year?
What is the primary food source for snakes?
How do snakes kill their prey?
They bite their prey and inject them with venom
How many eggs does a female snake lay at a time?
What is the lifespan of a snake?