May 23, 2024, 02:23 PM IST

World's most dangerous snake, not Cobra or Krait

Mahipal Chouhan

Inland Taipan: World's Most Venomous Snake The Inland Taipan: found in Australia, is the most venomous snake, far surpassing cobras and kraits.

Venom Lethality: A single bite from an Inland Taipan: can release enough venom to kill 100 people, showcasing its extreme potency.

Behavior and Habitat: Inland Taipans: inhabit marshy areas of South Australia and Queensland, avoiding human contact due to their shy nature.

Human Encounters and Survival: Despite their deadly venom: few people have been bitten by Inland Taipans, and timely medical treatment has saved all victims.

Saw-scaled Viper: Most Dangerous in India The Saw-scaled Viper: highly dangerous to humans, kills 5000 people annually in India, unlike the reclusive Taipan.

King Cobra's Lethality: King Cobras: dangerous and can kill elephants and humans within hours if untreated, but less venomous than Taipans.

Immediate Treatment Necessity: Immediate medical treatment: crucial for survival after a King Cobra bite, with death possible within 30 minutes without it.

Misconceptions About Venomous Snakes: Many think cobras or kraits are the most venomous: but the Inland Taipan holds that title, vastly overshadowing their venom.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports