Top 20 Most Venomous Snake in the world

We want to talk about the 20 Most Venomous Snake in the world. So, if you’re scared on snakes bite, read this article before you go for any trip to any jungle.

This list of the most venomous snake will provide some knowledge about all of them and also some great information on what they look like. Also it’ll help you if ever you had an encounter with one of these deadly creatures.

The green mamba is considered to be one of the 10 most venomous snake in the world because it’s able reach speeds that are more than 12 mph (19 kph) while hunting prey and they can grow up to 14 feet (4 meters).

1) Green Mamba

The green mamba, like most other snakes is green in color and can be found in the tropical rain forests of Africa. The green mamba is the fastest snake on the planet with speeds up to 12 mph (19 kph)and it bites several times before releasing its venom. The native range of this snake is sub-Saharan Africa, towards the tropics.

2) Northern Copperhead (Northern Water Snake)

The northern copperhead (also known as northern water snake), is an venomous pit viper species found in North America. They are oviparous and adults grow to about 4 feet (1.2 meters long).

Its bite can be very painful for humans, but they aren’t deadly. Its habitat range consists of southeastern Canada and eastern United States. They feed solely upon amphibians and other small reptiles/reptiles.

3) Common Krait

The common krait (also known as the banded cobra) is a species of venomous snake found in South Asia and Indochina. Its habitat ranges from Sri Lanka to India and Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia to the Philippines.

The color pattern is black zigzags on a light-yellow ground color and they grow up to 3 feet (1 meter) long. For humans the bite would be painful but it’s not deadly.

4) Coral Snake

This beautiful snake is also known as the ornate boa, the banded krait, and the Indian banded krait. The coral snake is a highly toxic species which is found in southern Asia and Australia. Coral snakes have a pale yellow stripe on their backs and they grow up to 10 feet (3 meters).

For humans, a bite from this snake would be very painful but not deadly. Its habitat range includes east coast of Australia, east coast of India east coast of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand).

5) Russell’s Viper

The russell’s viper, or simply russell’s viper is a species of venomous snake found in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Burma. It has a triangle shaped head and is brownish with dark brown markings (or black in some cases).

They grow up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) long. Its habitat range includes Southern Asia (in countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). For humans the bite would be very painful but not deadly.

6) Boomslang

Boomslang are oviparous and they are usually brown or reddish brown with little yellowish patches on the sides of their bodies. They are naturally found in sub-Saharan Africa, but they are now also found in the Florida Everglades. Their venom is highly toxic and killing a boomslang is but a very difficult task.

The venom they produce can cause hemorrhaging, paralysis of the diaphragm, necrosis of tissues inside the body, transient blindness or even death by cardiac arrest.

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7) Annamite cobra

The Annamite cobra (also known as black krait) is a species of venomous snake found in Southeast Asia. It is one of the most venomous snakes on earth with an average mortality rate just above 15%.

The average body length of an adult is about 4.5 feet (1.5 meters), and they can grow up to 7 feet (2 meters) in length if unconfined. Their habitat range includes Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

8) Indian Cobra

The Indian cobra (also known as the common cobra) is the most venomous snakes found in Asia but also in Australia, Nepal, Myanmar etc.. It can reach up to 6 feet (2 meters) long and they are brownish black in color with zigzag patterns on its back.

The venom of this species contains neurotoxin which causes paralysis and death by respiratory failure after several hours or days depending on the amount of people affected at the time.

9) Beaked Sea Snake

The beaked sea snake, is a species of venomous snake found in the Pacific Ocean. Its habitat range includes India, southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia), Australia and Japan. The average length of an adult is about 2 feet (60 cm) long.

They are uniformly black or dark brown in appearance with lighter stripes around their necks. The bite of these sea snakes can be very deadly for humans because they are very toxic and the death occurs within days after the bite.

10) Andaman Cobra

The Andaman cobra is a species of venomous snake found in South Asia (India/Andaman Islands). The average length of an adult is about 5 feet (1.5 meters). They are brownish black in color with a row of yellow spots on their bellies.

The venom contains two types of toxins, neurotoxins that paralyze the muscles and ultimately cause death after several hours or days, and hemorrhagins that cause bleeding inside the body.

11) Gaboon Viper

The gaboon viper is a species of venomous snake found in west Africa (Gabon). The head of an adult gaboon viper is dark green with whitish green stripes, and their body ranges from green to pink/brown in color with light brown or black saddles or bands on their back and tails. The average length of an adult is about 3 feet (1 meter) long, and they can grow up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long. They may also shed their skins, even once a year to grow their tail.

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12) African Rock Python

The African rock python (also known as the reticulated python), is a species of venomous snake found in sub-Saharan Africa. The average length of an adult is about 4 feet (1.2 meters) long, and they can grow to exceed 8 feet (2.5 meters). Their prey consist of other snakes like water snakes, small lizards and small rodents like rats and mice.

13) King Cobra

The king cobra is a species of venomous snake found in the forests of India, Southeast Asia, and China. It is the longest venomous snake in the world at an average length of 13 feet (4 m) and can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters). They are usually dark olive green in color with lighter green underbellies and their skin is rough and hard. The average lifespan of a king cobra in the wild is 15-25 years; some have lived over 30 years.

14) Elapidae family

The Mambas are a family of venomous snakes found in Africa and Asia. They range from 5 to 20 feet (1.5 to 6 meters) in length and weigh over 10 pounds (4.5 kg). The average lifespan of a wild mamba is about 15 years, but over 40 years in captivity.

The venom of this family contains two types of toxins, neurotoxins that paralyze the muscles and ultimately cause death after several hours or days, and hemorrhagins that cause bleeding inside the body.

15) Brown Tree Snake

The brown tree snake is a species of venomous snake found in Australia. They reach up to 3 feet (1 meter) long, and are usually dark brown or blackish brown in color with yellowish markings on their back.

They are extremely venomous snakes, but deaths are very rare if you are bitten by one of these snakes because of low mortality rate of humans that have been bitten by this snake. The average lifespan of a wild one is about 14 years, but they can live up to 26 years in captivity.

16) Black Mamba

The black mamba is a species of venomous snake found in Sub-Saharan Africa. They grow up to 13 feet (4 meters) long and can weigh more than 20 pounds (10 kg.). A black mamba bite can be very deadly because of the neurotoxins contained in their saliva.

Which causes paralysis and death by respiratory failure after several hours or days depending on the amount of people affected at the time. The average lifespan of a wild one is about 14 years, but they can live up to 26 years in captivity.

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17) Eastern Brown Snake

The eastern brown snake is a species of venomous snake found in Australia and New Guinea. The average length of an adult is about 6 feet (2 meters) long, but can grow up to 8 feet (2.5 meters). They are typically light brown or tan in color with dark blotches or stripes across their backs. The venom contains neurotoxins which causes paralysis and death by respiratory failure after several hours or days in humans.

18) Mangrove Pit Viper

The Mangrove pit viper is a species of venomous snake found in Africa. Their habitat ranges includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their average length is 5 feet (1 meter), but they can grow up to 6 feet (1.8 meters).

It is a brown or grayish snake with dark brown cross-bands from head to tail. The venom of this species contains hemotoxins which cause internal bleeding and eventual death. As well as neurotoxins which paralyze the muscles and eventually cause death by respiratory failure after several hours or days depending on the amount of people affected at the time.

19) Cleopatra Snake

The Cleopatra snake is a species of venomous snake found in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their range includes South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. Their average length is 5 feet (1 meter), but they can grow up to 6 feet (1.8 meters). They are usually brown or grayish snake with darker brown blotches on their back and sides.

The venom of this species contains hemotoxins which cause internal bleeding and eventual death. As well as neurotoxins which paralyze the muscles and eventually cause death by respiratory failure after several hours or days depending on the amount of people affected at the time.

20) Asian Cobra

The Asian cobra is a species of venomous snake found in southern Asia. The average length is about 4 feet (1.2 meters), and they can grow up to 5 feet (1.5 meters). They are usually yellowish to orange in color with black spots on their underbellies and black tipped tails.

The venom of this species contains neurotoxins. Which causes paralysis, extreme sensitivity to pain, and death by respiratory failure after several hours. Or days depending on the amount of people affected at the time.

In conclusion, just by looking at this list you can see that snakes are not always cold blooded. They have feelings and from our research, they can also be playful just like any other animals.

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