The most poisonous snakes in the world

There are many snakes distributed throughout the world except for both poles and Ireland. They can be roughly differentiated into two main groups: those that are poisonous, and those that are not..

In this AnimalWised article we will present the most representative snakes among the poisonous ones from around the world. Remember that many pharmaceutical laboratories capture or breed poisonous snakes to get effective antidotes. These catches save thousands of lives every year around the world.

Read on to find out the most poisonous snakes in the world as well as the names and images so that you can know them in depth.

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  1. African poisonous snakes
  2. European poisonous snakes
  3. Asian poisonous snakes
  4. South American poisonous snakes
  5. North American poisonous snakes
  6. Australian poisonous snakes

African poisonous snakes

We are going to begin our review of the most poisonous snakes in the world with the black mamba and the green mamba, two varieties of very dangerous and poisonous snakes:

The black mamba it's the snake most poisonous on the continent. A characteristic of this dangerous snake is that it can travel at an incredible speed of 20 km / hour. It measures more than 2.5 meters, even reaching 4. It is distributed by:

  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Congo
  • Tanzania
  • Namibia
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Uganda
  • Zimbwabe
  • Botswana

Its name is because everything the inside of his mouth is totally black. On the outside of the body it can show several uniform colors. It depends on whether the place where you live is desert, savanna, or jungle, its color will vary from olive green to gun gray. There are places that call the black mamba "seven steps ", since the legend says that you can only take seven steps before falling struck down by the bite of the black mamba.

The green mamba it is smaller, although its venom is also neurotoxic. It has a beautiful bright green livery and white patterning. It is distributed further south than the black. It measures on average 1.70 meters, although there are specimens of more than 3 meters.

European poisonous snakes

The horned viper lives in Europe, specifically in the Balkan area and further south. It is considered the most poisonous european snake. It has large incisors of more than 12 mm and on the head it has a pair of appendages that look like horns. Its color is a dusty light brown. Its preferred habitat is rocky crevices.

In Spain there are poisonous snakes and snakes, but if there is no associated disease in the attacked human, their bites are no more than very painful wounds without causing fatal consequences..

Asian poisonous snakes

The King Cobra It is the largest and most iconic poisonous snake in the world. It can measure more than 5 meters and is distributed throughout India, southern China, and all of Southeast Asia. Has a powerful and complex neurotoxic and cardiotoxic venom.

It is immediately distinguished from any other snake by the particular shape of his head. Also distinctive is his defense / attack posture, with a significant part of his body and head held up in defiance..

The russell's viper it is probably the snake that causes the most accidents and deaths in the world. It is very aggressive, and although it is only 1.5 meters tall, it is thick, strong and fast.

Russell, unlike most snakes who prefer to flee, is tenacious and still in place, attacking at the slightest touch. It lives in the same places as the cobra, in addition to the islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and the plethora of islands in that area of ​​the Indian Ocean. It is light brown in color with darker oval spots.

The striped krait, also known as búngara, inhabits Pakistan, Southeast Asia, Borneo, Java and neighboring islands. Its paralyzing poison is 16 times more powerful than the cobra.

In general, we can see them in yellow with black stripes, although sometimes they can show blue, black or brown tones, it will depend on each case..

Poisonous South American snakes

The yararacusú snake It is considered the most poisonous of the South American continent and measures 1.5 meters. It has a brown hue with a variegated pattern of lighter and darker tones. This hue helps it camouflage itself among the fallen litter that carpets the floor of the humid jungle. It lives in tropical and subtropical climates. His poison is very powerful.

It lives near rivers and tributaries, which is why it feeds on frogs and rodents. She is a great swimmer. This snake is found in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

North American poisonous snakes

The red diamond rattlesnake It is the largest snake in North America. It measures more than 2 meters, being also very heavy. Due to its color, it perfectly blends in with the soil and stones of the wild and semi-desert places where it lives. Its name "rattlesnake " comes from a kind of cartilaginous rattle that this snake has on its tail.

It is customary to carry out an unmistakable noise with this organ when they feel restless, with which the intruder knows what they are exposed to when they hear the sinister rattle.

The velvet snake, Also called Nauyaca Real or Bothrops asper inhabits southern Mexico. It is the most poisonous snake in America. It has a beautiful green color and large incisors. Its powerful venom is neurotoxic.

Australian poisonous snakes

The death viper also known as Acanthophis antarcticus, it is a highly dangerous snake since, unlike other snakes will not hesitate to attack, it is very aggressive. Death occurs in less than an hour thanks to its extremely potent neurotoxins.

We find in the eastern brown snake o Pseudonaja textileis the snake that claims the most lives in Australia. That is because this snake has the second deadliest poison of the world and its movements are extremely fast and aggressive.

We ended up with one last Australian snake, the taipan from the coast or Oxyuranus scutellatus, stands out for being the snake with the longest fangs on the planet, measuring about 13mm in length.

Its highly potent venom is the third most toxic in the world and death after a bite can occur within 30 minutes..

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