Snakes. That word alone is enough to give people the creeps. What with their long, slimy bodies, lack of legs, beady eyes and extensive amounts of venom – it’s easy to see why so many people are terrified of such a creature. That’s why we decided to compile a list of the deadliest snakes that roam around this Earth, check it out. ~You’ve been warned.~
The King Cobra can be found all throughout Asia, and in the jungles of India. It also happens to one of the most famous snakes as it is the longest venomous snake in the world. While the King Cobra is deadly to humans, it tends to hunt other snakes, lizards, and rodents more so. Scarily enough, the King Cobra has enough neurotoxin in its venom to paralyze AND kill an entire elephant over the span of a few hours. Yikes. Additionally, if a bite is left untreated, the survival rate for humans is about 40 percent.
With a name like death adder, it’s not so surprising that this snake from Australia, New Guinea, and a few nearby islands makes the list. It’s extremely important to know that they’re among the most venomous and fastest striking of all the snakes in the world. Peachy. They are not active hunters but rather, they lay in wait and ambush their prey. If you are bitten by one then you’ll feel minor discomfort which will then lead to paralysis and respiratory failure within just six hours. Death is a typical result if left untreated but there is an antivenin.
An extreme amount of people have died all over Africa due to bites from a Black Mamba. These snakes are able to strike up to 12 times in succession and each bite is loaded with colossal amounts of neurotoxin. Scarily enough, a Black Mamba bite can pump enough venom into you with just a single bite, killing you up to 25 times over. If untreated, a bite is almost 100 percent deadly, quite often death occurs in as little as 15 minutes.