Top 10 Most Poisonous Snakes in the World

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Snakes are among the deadliest of all animals on the planet. There are many different varieties of snakes and many varieties are native to various different locations of the world and / or climates.

Not all snakes are venomous, though. Nearly all snakes will bite you, though. That is the truth.

Understand this before I go on to the list of the world’s top 10 most poisonous snakes in the world. A venomous snake is a snake that injects you with venom. The way in which the venom is injected is through fangs. Some snakes only have one fang, but the most common varieties of venomous snakes have 2 fangs. Venom is injected, poison is not. Spiders are also venomous, but the Golden poison frog for example, stores it’s poison in skin glands. The poison rubs off onto anything or anyone that decides to touch the Golden Poison Frog. This article is not about frogs it is about snakes, so let’s get back on track.


10. Spotted Brown Snake

Spotted Brown Snake

The 10th most venomous snake in the world is none other than the Spotted Brown Snake. They can be found in Australia.


9.  Gwardar


The 9th most venomous snake is also found in Australia. It is called the Gwardar, but it is more commonly known as the Western Brown Snake. So far we can see that Australia is chock full of venomous snakes. 2 out of the worlds top 10 so far.


8. Death Adder

Death Adder

The 8th most dangerously chock full of venomous snake in our ever so wonderful world is none other than the Death Adder. Once again, they can be found in Australia. OMG… Remind me never to go there. The death adder is also known as the Common Death Adder and they have a triangular shaped head and a thick body. They are rarely longer than 100 centimeters and are most commonly around 70 centimeters in length.


7.  Black Tiger Snake

The 7th most deadly snake in our ever so lovely world comes from Australia.. What is it with Australia? The snake is called the Black Tiger Snake. They are found on the Island of Tasmania, Australia’s most southern island. They are black due to the fact that Tasmania is kinda cold and by being black they can absorb more heat from the sun. They are most active during the day.


6. Beaked Sea Snake

Beaked Sea Snake

The 6th most venomous snake is the Beaked Sea Snake. Wikipedia states that they are found off the coast of Pacific India in one article, but in another wiki article, you will see that it is listed as being native to Australia. Either way it does not make much difference to this article due to the fact that this article is about the worlds most venomous snakes. It just so happens that most of the snakes on our list can be found in Australia.


5. Chapel Island Tiger Snake

Chapel Island Tiger Snake

The 5th most poisonous / venomous serpent is the Chapel Island Tiger Snake. These snakes can be found on Chapel Island which is in Bass Strait. It is the largest of all tiger snakes and one of the most deadliest and fierce of all snakes on the planet. Like all tiger snakes, the Chapel Island tiger snake does not lay eggs. Tiger snakes give birth to live snakes, usually between 20 – 30 at a time. Ugh!


4. Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

The 4th snake on our list entitled the world’s top 10 most poisonous snakes is the Tiger Snake. We have already learned that tiger snakes do not lay eggs. We also know that tiger snakes can be found in various different locations in Australia. We know that Australia is one hell of a dangerous country and that they are host to at least 9 out of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world. I don’t mean to be nasty, but why on earth would anyone want to visit Australia after reading this information?


3. Coastal Taipan

Coastal Taipan

The 3rd snake on our list is the Coastal Taipan. This snake is native to the coast of eastern and northern Australia as well as Papua New Guinea. This snake is not one to mess with. It is a hunter like the Black Mamba snake that is found in Africa, only it is way more deadly. They are said to be most active in the early hours of the day before it gets too hot. They scan for their prey using a combination of eyesight and smell and when they find their prey they will freeze until their prey comes close enough for them to attack. The way in which they attack is scary. They will hurl themselves or should I say propel themselves at their prey and at the same time they will inflict several bites to their prey before hitting the ground. Their prey is then almost instantly paralyzed. They are number 3 on our top 10 most poisonous snakes list.


2. Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

The 2nd most poisonous snake in the world is the Eastern Brown Snake. This snake is native to the east coast of Australia and it is mighty dangerous. If you were to see one of these snakes you need to run away as fast as you possible can, because they are aggressive. This aggressiveness means that they will attack you if you get close enough for them to do so. It is also known as the common brown snake, however they are not always brown. The color of this snake varies, they can have an orange tint with red spots on their underside or they can be a muddy brown with a black head. They range from brown to black to grey and even yellow. Some species of the Eastern Brown Snake are referred to as Yellow Belly Brown Snakes. They are all very dangerous.


1. Inland Taipan

Inland Taipan

The 1st snake on our list that we have so conveniently titled the top 10 most poisonous snakes in the world lives in Australia. It is called the Inland Taipan and if bitten by this snake you will be dead in less than a minute. Their venom is a grade toxic, too. They are a reclusive snake and will more often than not try to escape all threat. In fact they will only bite you if you step on it or try to provoke it in some way. People do try silly things, though.

I hope you have enjoyed my article about Australian snakes, The most deadly in all the world.

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