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World’s Top 10 Really Scary And Dangerous Snakes To Stay Away From

Snakes are wonderful creatures. On the one hand, they are beautiful and mysterious; on the other hand, they are insidious and dangerous. They excite people for centuries, but it’s better to know some of them from afar.

1. Rattlesnake


Rattlesnake is a venomous snake of the genera Crotalus. The name comes from threatening predators with the loud shaking of the titular noisemaker (“rattle”) at the end of its tail. It attacks in a tenth of a second. Rattlesnakes are native to Southeast Asia and America.

2. Black Mamba


Black mamba is a venomous snake that is popular in Africa. It has got such name because of the black mouth interior. It can move at a speed of 25 kmph and bite its target in a flash.

3. Blue Krait


Blue Krait is a species of venomous snake of the genus Bungarus. It can be found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent, South of China and Burma. Blue Krait prefers to stay in the water and stick to nocturnal life. This snake is quite shy and has an unusual habit of covering its head by the tail.

4. Tiger Snake


Tiger snake can be met in Southeast Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. It lives in forests, meadows, pastures and deserts. The venom of this snake can cause paralyzes in human.

5. Inland Taipan



This dangerous snake also inhabits in Australia. Its venom can kill up to 100 people at one go.

6. Eastern Brown Snake


One more Australian inhabitant. This one is responsible for the huge amount of human lives. It is the second in the contest of the most dangerous snakes in the world.

7. European Viper


This snake can be met in Europe and Asia. The adult can be up to 60 centimeters in length. All the stories about vipers thick as a hand are fiction. Its bite is not fatal, but toxic.

8. King Cobra


This snake is considered to be one of the most venomous in the world. One portion of venom can kill 20 people or an elephant! It lives in the forests of India and South China.

9. Philippines Cobra


This reptile can spit venom to a length of 3 meters. The venom can kill a person in 30 minutes. As the name implies, it mostly inhabits northern islands of Philippine archipelago: Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes and Masbate.

10. Saw-scaled Vipers or Echis


Echis is a genus of venomous vipers found in many regions of India, Pakistan, and Africa. They are relatively small snakes, usually no longer than 90 centimeters. But their venom can cause terrible headaches and slowly kill in a 2 week period.


Written by How Africa

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