By: carloscrc - 13 May 2016, 08:11
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Snakes, these animals loved by some and hated by others. They’re the oldest species on the planet and they’re present in terrestrial’s and aquatic’s ecosystems. The snake’s sense is very valuable for them; most of species don’t have good view and extremities so they use their long tongue that allows them to collect different odors. Although they’ve been studied by many researchers, these reptiles are still full of characteristics and mysterious behavior.
It’s not a surprise that snakes are the worst nightmare for many. They’re treacherous and dangerous animals capable of killing in a second. Meet the most venomous snakes and why you should avoid them.
One bite of this snake can contain enough venom to kill 100 adult people; their venom is 200-400 times more toxic than most rattlesnakes and 50 times more toxic than a cobra. The poison can cause respiratory paralysis, severe bleeding, kidney failure and cardiac complications. The venom is neurotoxic action and could potentially kill in 45 minutes.
The most poisonous of all
It is the world’s most venomous land snake, but despite that, it’s considered timid and docile. It has a yellowish brown color, is about 1.80 meters but they can reach up to 2 meters. If you find one of these you should not worry they won’t attack out of nowhere but be sure not to be on their way.
These venom’s snakes can cause you pain in minutes, in several cases the inflammation can spread throughout the body and after 12 hours, skin blisters are formed. The most common symptoms are bleeding and clotting, it can also cause you acute renal failure.
Don’t mess with her
These snakes are located in the Middle East and Central Asia. They can measure up to 80 centimeters and feed mostly with small lizards, scorpions and small insects. They are nocturnal animals and are responsible for many bites due to their aggressive nature, they have attacked several people.
The Philippine’s cobra has one of the world’s most dangerous poison. This snake can spit venom at a distance of 3 meters; their bite can cause death in just 30 minutes. The venom of this snake has a devastating effect on the nervous system; some snakes tend to aim straight to the eyes causing temporary blindness, and sometimes permanent.
Keep your distance
This type of cobra belongs to de Naja’s gender from the Elapidae’s family. They have a very aggressive behavior and lives in the jungle and open fields. This snake can measure up to 2 meters, although they feed with frogs and small birds, they don’t hesitate to try to attack you if you get too close to them.
The venom of this snake is so powerful that with just a bite can cause you a malfunction on the respiratory system and cause death of their victim in just a few minutes. The venom of their bite can cause pain in the neck, tinnitus, body numbness and sweating.
Don’t bother them
The tiger snakes are considered one of the world’s most dangerous snakes; they’re native from the Australian’s southern regions, including the coast and Tasmania. They are called tiger for the color of their skin as they often have stripes like a tiger. They aren’t really very aggressive snakes; they may respond when they feel attacked or threatened.
This snake’s bite injects about 100 mg of dendrotoxin poison. Has a neurotoxic venom toxin that paralyzes immediately, the venom causes suffocation, resulting in paralysis of the respiratory muscles. Their venom isn’t the most toxic but their aggressive nature, the amount of venom injected and speed made them the second most dangerous snake; their bite contains enough poison to kill 100 men.
Africa’s most dangerous
The black mamba lives in the savannas and rock’s hills in south of Africa. Is the longest venomous snake in this continent, it can reach up to 4.5 meters long. It is ranked as one of the fastest snakes as it slides to 20 kilometers per hour. For these reasons, the black mamba is considered the world's deadliest snake.
These snakes contain 16 times more potent neurotoxic venom than a cobra. First, the poison blocks the transmitters release causing a brief paralysis in the victim. After this, comes a period of over-excitement, cramps, spasms and convulsions which eventually end up with paralysis. This snake’s bite can be fatal if it’s not treated in time.
Don’t let their shyness confuse you
The Bungarus are found in India and part of Southeast Asia. These species usually measure about 1.5 meters long, they feed with other snakes. This nocturnal species not usually attack humans, they are shy animals and have to hide their head under their tail.
Most snakes of this type can control the amount of venom they inject when they bite, the venom is toxic, destroys muscle tissue and cause necrosis bleeding disorder. Their venom contains components designed to paralyze and immobilize the prey and degrades the tissues to prepare for ingestion of the victim. In bite cases is recommendable to get medical care as soon as possible.
Rattlesnakes have been identified as the longest venomous snake in the North American region as it can measure up to 50 to 60 centimeters long. They live in deserts or arid zones with high temperatures. It is a species with very volatile nature; they may appear calm and indifference but they assault in a few seconds but only attack in danger’s threats.
This snake’s venom is principal composed with neurotoxic and cardio toxic components. During the bite, venom attacks the central nervous system, causing blurred vision, dizziness, and sleep paralysis. Poisoning progresses to a cardiovascular collapse and the victim falls into a coma, and then respiratory failure causes death. The injection of a dose could be between 200 and 500 milligrams, on average, and can even reach 7 ml.
Give them some space
King Cobra is a snake’s species that lives in India, southern China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are diurnal and feeds of other snakes. Their average length is 3.7 centimeters, they’re slim and usually have olive or brown colors. When they are upset, King Cobra is usually very aggressive, although it is known that avoid human presence escaping from them when they have the opportunity.
Oriental Brown snake
It is the most poisonous member of their gender, is 12 times more poisonous than a cobra. This snake’s venom it’s slow to produce their effects but once symptoms appear rapidly advance and death is sudden and unexpected. The poison causes cardiorespiratory failure, bleeding, renal failure, and several thrombocytopenia.
Their species are the African’s most death causing
The brown snake is native from Australia, they can reach 1.50 meters long. They are nocturnal species and aren’t aggressive, they react to any attack but prefer to avoid problems. They feed on any vertebrate animal including frogs, lizards, birds and small rodents.
This snake’s venom produces immediate and intense pain followed by swelling and a tingling sensation after a few minutes. The poison causes blistering and pain can spread throughout the body in hours. It may appear some small bruises in the affected area. This snake’s bite is not as lethal to humans compared to others.
Their venom is powerful but not dangerous
This snake is located in Western Europe to the Far East’s areas; it is not very aggressive and attacks only when it feels threatened. It has a relatively thick body and it can reach a length of 60 centimeters. It feeds mainly on small mammals, such as mice and shrews.