Snakes

These Are 2 Of The Most Venomous Snakes In The World

If there are two snakes you don’t want to encounter in Australia, they would be the inland taipan and eastern brown snake. These snakes are considered two of the deadliest snakes not just Australia, but the world. Considering the size of the continent, Australia is home to some of the deadliest creatures on earth, second only to the larger continent of Africa. If the venomous snakes won’t kill you, the spiders , or crocodiles will.

Often cited as the world’s most venomous snake, the Inland Taipan is far from the most dangerous. Unlike its congener, the common and fiery-tempered Coastal Taipan, this shy serpent is relatively placid and rarely encountered in its remote, semi-arid homeland.

The eastern brown snake is the species responsible for most deaths caused by snakebite in Australia, although, with the advent of efficient first-aid treatment and antivenom, there are now usually only one or two deaths per year. A large adult brown snake is a formidable creature. They may exceed two metres in length and, on hot days, can move at surprising speed. It has a slender body and is variable in colour ranging from uniform tan to grey or dark brown. The belly is cream, yellow or pale orange with darker orange spots.

Australia is just chock-full of deadly creatures, here are 9 of them:

  • Box jellyfish
  • Honey bee.
  • Irukandji jellyfish
  • Bull shark
  • Saltwater or estuarine crocodile
  • Sydney funnel web spider
  • Blue-ringed octopus

 

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