Snakes can be found everywhere throughout the globe, but what are the most venomous snakes in the world? Are you afraid of snakes? Do you live in a place where you don’t have snakes at all? Then, you are lucky. As for me I live in a place where there aren’t snakes at all, and I consider myself very lucky because I am extremely afraid of snakes. Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about his topic. According to reports there are about 94,000 deaths that were caused by snakes in the world.
Just imagine a snake is crawling up to you slowly, or hanging on a branch above your head… Are you afraid? Me, yes. But snakes shouldn’t be killed. As a matter of fact they are very useful animals. The nature need them, and it’s us who go the wild animals’ territory. So be careful, but don’t fear from them.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us about the most venomous snakes in the world. We have picked three poisonous snakes from their list as usual.
The first snake is Beaked sea snake, hook-nosed sea snake, common sea snake. It inhabits the shallow sea and lagoons, and sometimes even freshwater lakes, and was even reported in Goa river in India, and some Australian rivers. The average body length goes up to 140 centimeters. Dorsal (back) side is grayish in color, with darker stripes covering the base, and ventral side (belly) is slightly lighter, yellowish white. The second snake on our list is Gaboon Viper. Gabon Viper ranks 17th in our list of the 20 most venomous snakes in the world. It lives mostly in equatorial, and east and southeast Africa, and it was named after Gabon, where it was originally found. It inhabits tropical rainforests and woodlands. With around 1.8 meters of average body length and about 20 kg weight, it is considered the heaviest venomous snake in Africa. It has a characteristically thick body and distinctive triangle-shaped head, with huge fangs that can reach up to 5 centimeters. The third snake for now is Black Tiger Snake. Notechis ater niger ranks 15th in our list of the 20 most venomous snakes in the world. Black Tiger Snake is a subspecies of tiger snakes that inhabits southern and western parts of Australia, also Tasmania and Bass Strait Islands. It dwells in marshland and coastal areas, which is a bit drier habitat than the one inhabited by other tiger snakes.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 20 most venomous snakes in the world.