Snakes are creepy creatures that are mostly feared for good reasons. They have gift of venomous teeth as their weapon. Some snakes use it to hunt down their preys while others to defend themselves against threats or enemies. Not all bites of snakes contain venom. The rate could fluctuate from 25 to 50%. There are abundant of poisonous snakes, but following five would certainly give you creeps after you read about them:
Belcher’s Sea Snake
The snake is mostly found in ocean waters of South East Asia and Northern Australia. A few milligrams of the poison found in this species are sufficient to kill about 1000 people. Though, the snake is of docile nature and isn’t aggressive. The snake is considered the most deadly in the world in terms of venom found in their bites. Mostly, fishermen encounter these snakes, but not all bites contain venom. This rate is just 25 percent.
It’s the most venomous land snake in the world. It can produce 100mg venom in one bite that is enough to kill about 1,00 humans. As compared to Mojave Rattlesnake, its 10 times more deadly, and compared to commonly found cobra, its 50 times more poisonous. If bitten, a human will succumb to its venom in about 40 minutes.
Eastern Brown Snake
Found in Australia, it is found in different species, but the Eastern Brown Snake is considered most poison among its kind. If bitten, just 1/40,000 of an ounce of its venom can kill an adult. It’s fast and aggressive. It is known for chasing away the threat. Any movement around it can trigger the lethal mode. Even a bite of baby snake can kill a human. Fortunately, the bites contain poison in 50 percent cases only.
Also called Blue Krait, is most poisonous among its species and is found throughout South East Asia and Indonesia. As compared to cobra, the venom in Krait is about 16 times more lethal and can induce instant paralysis, coma, and brain death. About 85% of its victims don’t survive its bite. The victims are reported to have died despite receiving doses of antivenin. The species is aggressive and prey on other snakes. What has kept human safe from this species is that Kraits are nocturnal.
Native species of the African continent, the Black Maba is considered to be very precise when it attacks. A single bite contains 110 mg of venom that is sufficient to kill about 20 humans. At maximum, this does can rise upto 400 mg. It’s fast and can chase you at speed of upto 20 km/h. It can bite 12 times in a row. If bitten, without antivenin, there is no chance of survival. It takes just 15 minutes for the venom to kill the victim.