So which are the most deadliest snakes in the world? Insider Monkey has recently published an article in which they give you the answer. Over 94,000 people die annually as a consequence of snake attack. This is an estimated figure because a certain number of deadly bites is not reported, therefore also not medically treated, especially in Africa. From this number, most of the deaths occur in southern Asia (India at the first place in the world with around 11,000 death annually), followed by Africa and the Americas. Fortunately where I live there are no venomous snakes, which is really great since I am extremely afraid of them. Naturally I don’t hurt or kill them, but…. they aren’t my ideal pets, that’s sure.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of most deadliest snakes in the world from their list.
The first snake can be Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) that inhabits deserts and semi-arid areas of Australia. Considered to be the most venomous snake, we have not listed it at the top of our 20 most deadliest snakes in the world because of very rare encounters with people, although the bites are almost always lethal, after 30-45 minutes. It is a long species, of average 1.8 meters, and evenly brownish in color. It is very fast and nervous snake and will gladly return the assault. The next snake on our list is Tropical rattlesnake, South American rattlesnake, Yucatan rattlesnake (Crotalus terrificus). This snake inhabits South American continent except Ecuador and Chile. It inhabits preferably more arid areas, rocky and stony deserts, savannahs and grasslands. It is rather a large and thick species, with an average body length of around 1.5 meters. It is recognizable by the two lighter lines that go from its head, which then turn into a zigzag pattern, which is lighter colored on the dark brownish background. A research has shown that they only represent 6-8% of the snake bites in Brazil, but have the highest mortality rate. At last, but not least there is Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis). This cobra is endemic to the Philippines, where inhabits a variety of habitats, from tropical forests to cultivated lands, and because of that, many cobras end up being killed, and their population is decreasing, while it is still not considered an endangered species. The average length is about 1 meter, and they are usually evenly colored brownish. Since the encounter with this snake is often, there are many snakebites of which some end with death if not shortly after medically treated.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 20 most deadliest snakes in the world.