10 Most Dangerous Snakes in the World


While many people love snakes and even keep them as pets, others are flat-out terrified of them. Fear of snakes is so ubiquitous that snakes are traditionally used to symbolize evil in mythology, literature, and film.

Of course, snakes are not evil, and many of them are quite docile, even friendly. But a number of species can be quite dangerous if you cross them in nature, especially if they feel threatened. Even snakes that are generally friendly can kill you with their venom if you take them by surprise. Here are 10 of the most dangerous snakes on the planet.

1. Belcher’s Sea Snake

Belcher's Sea Snake

Belcher’s Sea Snake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These slender, striped snakes may be familiar to you, perhaps even from personal experience. Sea snakes are typically pretty passive and won’t harm you unless they feel threatened. A threatened sea snake may bite you, releasing its venom. Only about a quarter of sea snake bites contain venom, but the sea snake is the most venomous snake on the planet. A few milligrams of Belcher’s Sea Snake venom is enough to kill a thousand people, making the sea snake the most dangerous snake in the world in terms of venomousness—even though it is typically harmless.

2. Rattlesnake


Rattlesnake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The rattlesnake is one of the most recognizable snakes in the Americas. It’s hard to miss the rattle at the end of the tail which gives this snake its name. The rattlesnake is actually a type of viper, and is quite venomous. The most dangerous snakes in this species are the young Eastern Diamondbacks. When treated promptly, fewer than 4% of rattlesnake bites are fatal, but when left untreated, all bites are potentially lethal. Rattlesnake venom can damage organs and prevent blood from clotting, leading to paralysis, breathing problems and massive bleeding. Losing a limb is not uncommon.

3. Death Adder

Death Adder

Death Adder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone knows the story about how Cleopatra killed herself with the aid of an adder. This type of adder is found in Australia and New Guinea and looks a lot like a viper. Death adders are so dangerous that they hunt down other snakes, hiding in wait before leaping out and attacking their prey. Venom from a death adder will cause paralysis, respiratory failure, and death within just six hours. Around half of all untreated patients will die from Death Adder bites. With prompt treatment however, death is unlikely.

4. Inland Taipan

Inland Taipan

Inland Taipan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The venom from a single bite of an Inland Taipan can kill as many as 100 people. That may seem like nothing compared to the Belcher’s Sea Snake, but it’s still pretty impressive! While the rattlesnake is the most dangerous snake in the Americas, this snake is ten times more venomous. It is fairly passive however and keeps to itself; encounters with the Inland Taipan are relatively rare.

5. Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Eastern Brown Snake is not only very venomous, but also very aggressive, which makes it one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. This snake is native to Australia, and will often make its home in populous locations. Furthermore, it will actually chase down a person it perceives as a threat. It prefers not to bite, but will do so repeatedly if it decides to attack. Less than half of the bites are poisonous, but they do contain neurotoxins which cause paralysis and can be lethal.

6. Blue Krait

Blue Krait

Blue Krait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This species, native to South East Asia and Indonesia, has venom 16 times stronger than a cobra’s. Unfortunately, antivenin is not as effective against Blue Krait bites as it is against other types of snake bites. This makes it one of the most dangerous snakes, but fortunately the Blue Krait is nocturnal, so if you don’t roam around at night in the underbrush, you will probably avoid a Blue Krait encounter.

7. Black Mamba

Black Mamba

Black Mamba (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Black Mamba is native to Africa. While it may not be the most venomous snake in the world (one bite may only deliver enough venom to kill 10 people), it is still arguably the most dangerous snake in the world for other reasons. It is the fastest snake on earth, able to travel as fast as 20 km/h. A Black Mamba may strike its target a dozen times in a row. Without prompt treatment, a Black Mamba bite is almost always fatal.

8. Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Tiger Snake is yet another dangerous snake native to Australia. This wide, yellow-banded snake is feared for the accuracy of its strikes. Without treatment, the fatality rate is generally around 70%. Like most other snake venoms, Tiger Snake venom causes paralysis, which may lead to respiratory failure and death.

9. Philippine Cobra

philippine cobra

Philippine Cobra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cobras are highly recognizable because of their wide neck collars, but most species of cobra aren’t among the most dangerous snakes in the world. The most deadly cobra is the Philippine Cobra. It can spit its venom as far as 3 meters to reach its target. A bite from the Philippine Cobra can lead to death from paralysis within a half hour.

10. Saw Scaled Viper

Saw scaled viper

Saw scaled viper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of the most dangerous vipers, along with the Chain Viper. This type of viper can be found in the Middle East and Far East, and is usually most active during nighttime following rain storms. Vipers are very fast, but their venom is relatively slow-acting. With antivenin, death is rare, but if you do not receive medical assistance, you can die a slow painful death over the course of 2 to 4 weeks.

As you can see, there are a number of different factors which can make any given snake deadly: the toxicity of its venom, the speed of attack, the aggression, and the likelihood that you would encounter that snake at all. The good news is that most snakes will only target you if they believe that you are a threat to their lives or to their young, and most bites can be treated effectively with antivenin, but you need to be fast.

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  • willem

    Some snakes are big but not poisonous, other snakes are very poisonous but not aggressive,other snakes are aggressive but not poisonous. Then you get snakes that come into contact with humans in rural areas, villages and even suburban areas. The Black Mamba is big, and poisonous and aggressive and it comes into contact with humans plus it is super fast. This is the perfect snake to scare you in your nightmares. It doesn’t back off and will attack you if needed, and when it does…you are in very big trouble! This is definitely one of the deadliest and most feared snakes on the planet. In Swaziland where there is a high concentration of Mambas, the locals call a mamba bite ‘the kiss of death’ because it almost has a 100% fatality rate

    • Devin

      Also the different types of venom. Most on this list cause blood clot and heart failure. There’s neurotoxins, hemotoxins, myotoxins, and haemorrohagic toxins. We’re talking toxins that litteraly destroy flesh, toxins that make you secrete blood, can cause spasms and heart failure on the dot. There’s plenty dangerous snakes. Venom type to me is the most important factor. Because whether you die or not, the toxins can depend on permanent damage or need of an organ transplant as well. Snakes are very fascinating.

  • Helroz Zorleh

    I hate snakes

  • John

    They forget to mention “Allens snakes” which range in an assortment of very unusual colours and combine to cause a nauseating headache and abdominal pain

    • owjdowfw

      ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha u funny man

  • tarun

    is anaconda not a dangerous snake?

    • Roberto

      Hey all just killed a snake today. live in Texas Houston area. Wondering what type IMG_0431.JPG. Brown on top, almost black, white on bottom

      • Geneva

        I can’t believe they didn’t make the inland tipan 2 when they did it on every other page I looked at😡

      • ashish

        First you catch a black cobra than tell me

      • fefla

        What about king cobras aer dengers!

      • Mike

        Graham’s Crayfish snake .. non-venomous, feed mostly on crayfish …

    • attacker (m..r)

      What is the most dangerous snake name? I think king cobra.

      • Rodgie Dullas

        Inland Taipan. though King Cobra is scary as it can stand like a human as its height can reach 16 feet. Theres alot here in south east asia. but the most venomous cobra is still the Philippine Cobra, which can stop the heart breathing in just 30 min.

    • Rodgie Dullas

      I think the details are basing on the venom, how agressive it is, and how many people have killed. Anacondas doesnt have venom and often will not attack even if you touch it, not unless you harm it.

    • Sarah

      It’s dangerous of course. But anacondas don’t have venoms and they certainly don’t have speed (they kill prey by constricting/squeezing). They hang out and rest in the trees and rarely roam around to find prey, since they will digest their recent meal for a long time. Anacondas live in the less populous area, so it’s least likely for people to die.

    • Geneva

      Your wrong the beckler sea snake can kill 1000 people in one bite so it’s a good thing they put it 1st

  • tarun

    which snakes stay in india tell me in detail please..

  • israel

    cool comment jack frost but what about the black mamba . the black mamba is one of my favorite venomous snakes i know . anyway cool comment .

    • Andrew Munn

      When I worked in the bush in Tanzania I used to take anti-venom to work with me (Fax-Afrique, in a cool box). There were lots of Black Mamba around, I saw a few, but from the safety of a vehicle.

    • Geneva

      The Blake mambas there so what are you talking about Israel

      • Helroz Zorleh

        We can join forces against every type of these bad creatures. I hate them -snakes!

  • jack frost

    Actually there was a table chart I looked at earlier. Where the snakes venom was actually measured properly and based into 3 different categories on how the venom worked based on insertion. The inland Taipan is the most deadliest snake in the worl followed by the dubois sea snake being the second. But the book of questionable snakes isnot accurate due to them measuring the venom incorrectly.

    • jack frost

      The list should go as such; 1) inland Taipan, 2) dubois sea snake, 3) Eastern brown snake, 4) yellow bellied sea snake, 5) peron’s sea snake, 6) coastal Taipan, 7) many-banded krait, 8) black- banded krait, 9) black tiger snake, 10) Western Australian tiger snake, 11) beaked sea snake. Those are top 11 most venomous snakes.
      Now based on venom dose and fatality count it goes ; 1) inland Taipan, 2) forest cobra, 3) Eastern brown snake, 4) coastal Taipan, 5) Caspian cobra, 6) black mamba, 7) Russel’s viper, 8) King cobra, 9) Indian cobra, 10) cape cobra, 11) terciopelo, 12) gaboon viper, 13) saw scaled viper.
      Now as for most dangerous, the African black mamba is ranked number 1 due to its speed of about 12 mph and its dose of 120-400 mg of venom per bite. Next is the coastal/Papuan Taipan.

      That should be enough info but there you go as for a proper list based on venom alone and most dangerous based upon all variables.

      • jack frost

        However the one snake that should be considered just deadly is the blue krait. Antivenin works to counteract all snake bites. However it is rarely effective against the bite of a blue krait. But the blue krait is strictly nocturnal which is why it has a very low fatality rate. The rest can be cured if treated with in 30 minutes.

      • israel

        true the inland taipan is the first deadliest snake i know second the dubious sea snake . but what about the black mamba it is my is my favorite snake i had one of those as a pet before but i didnt keep it . It stayed by my friend in africa. by the way cool comment jack frost.

    • Geneva

      Jack Frost you are wrong because inland Taipan can only kill 100 people in one bit but the beckler sea snake can kill 1000 people in one bit sorry but I love snakes so I know your wrong 😊

  • adil

    Black mamba

  • sridhar

    it’s is soooo good….. i saw all these….

  • Nilootpal phukan

    most dangerous snake is king kobra…am i right?

    • jack frost

      To a point yes. But venom base alone no. It is the most dangerous only because it has a higher fatality rate due to its aggressiveness, dose of venom per bite, and it’s speed. With all those factored in then yes. But based upon bite alone, the inland Taipan is the most deadly.

      • Geneva

        You are still wrong jack frost the beckler sea snake is it can kill up to 1000peole in one bite but the inland Taipan can only kill up to 100 I still know my facts and you don’t so get your facts straight

  • Yadukrishnan T

    Wrong info, sea snake is not the most venomous snake it is the inland taipan. It’s a common mistake! Also after the black mambas the coastal taipan or papuan taipan is the most dangerous.

    • M

      The taipan is much less aggressive than the mamba, and generally only delivers 1 venom imbued bite, the mamba can bite upwards of 12 times in 5 seconds and delivers 2-3x the typical dose of its venom on every bite, so in my book mambas would be more dangerous than taipans

      • jack frost

        Mambas arenmore dangerous but not more deadly than the inland Taipan. However the blue krait is deadly only cause antivenin doesn’t work on its bite where as the rest it does.

  • neeraj jain

    bloody fake there is no king cobra

    • kerry

      is so a king cobra ya nobb

      • kerry

        there is a yellow banded snake tht i saw on t.v. tht some stupid woman tryed to domesticate n its far more deadly than a black mumba…can ene1 tell me the name or romember the name…may start with C?

    • Yadukrishnan T

      It’s because a king cobra is not extremely dangerous and aggressive like the mambas or taipans but it can inject up to 1000mg of venom in a single bite but it rarely bites.

    • Shalliah

      Yes there is th king cobra was out for very long what are you talking about 😒

    • M

      The king cobra does exist, but it is actually fairly low on the board for most lethal venomous snake, it is however the record holder for largest venomous snake, with specimens as long as 14ft long

  • Nigga Holmes

    Most aggressive snake…the one in my pants nigga!! This bad black mama jama tight is right here!

    • Hugh Jorgan

      Nah it’s probably too small to do any damage

    • Most Yasmin

      I checked on another website it said the King Cobra is one of the most dangers snakes out there.

      • M

        KC is deadly yes, but between its non aggressive nature and it’s conservative venom usage, it’s less deadly than those mentioned above

    • Alex

      I’ve heard of other locales of ball pyhtons that get larger than your typical domestic ball python, but they are not available in the pet trade for some reason. The only ball pyhtons available are pretty much the same except for the genetic abnormalities that occur in the many morphs that are on the market.

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  • chain

    I must agree with my knowledgeable snake keepers that the australian inland taipan is the most venomous snake in the world. this list is inaccurate and has not been well researched. dont believe any krap you find on the internet

    • m dayalan

      we have to be smart we should get afraid when this snake bite you to keep your self freely then only your heart beat will be in normal

      secondly were the snake bite there you have put sereing needl point you have cut with one blade and you have put were the snake bite

  • soni surender

    King cobra is king of snakes

  • soni surender

    King cobra is king of snake

  • Joshua

    Why king cobra isn’t on list,
    1.Philippine Cobra is more deadly just because of its more venomous.
    2.Caspian Cobra is most venomous cobra (slightly ahead of philippine cobra(wikied))
    3.king cobra is just the longest cobra in the world…but still pretty venomous

    Oh and that sea snake is obviously the most venomous snake in world.

    • Joshua

      I mean just research these snakes.
      Instead of making inferences and stuff

    • Bob

      Lol everybody is like “this (snake) is so much better it should be on the list”

  • barun

    I think threre should be a place for king kobra.. …. in second or third positionn..

    • Ajtene

      You can come and live in the Netherlands! We have lots of rain and no snakes :). Our suemmr wasn’t great and we are approaching autumn now.I have to admit, I would love to be back. I loved the Australian suemmrs (but then we lived in the suburbs and not in the country).I hope you get some rain and cooler weather.

  • barun

    What the hell!!!there are no place for the king kobra.. i think tht black mamba is the number one deadliest snake yet.. and second it should be king kobra or taipan… strange..???!!

    • lucas

      Ya for sure

    • M

      First off, KC is nowhere near as deadly as its smaller cousins, second the inland taipan is a more prone to flight over fight when confronted, making it less aggressive than the mamba, and as for the sea snake listed, the stats listed are entirely erroneous. The belchers sea snake was given credit for the death toll of two different sea snakes in a book entitled “Snakes in question: the smithsonian answer book”, I was more surprised that other species of adder weren’t included in the list, or the green tree snakes of Africa

      • elise

        KC can fly?

  • shubham

    I think gehuan snakes are very venomous in india,

    Also known as viper

    • vijay

      King cobra is most dangerous snake in the world.

      • ruds


      • johnson tennis

        rattle snakes are very dangeres in the world bro….

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  • nandhagopal

    its nice . but i think king cobha only faster killer snake…..

  • shaheer

    snakes are basiclly cross genetic species and they are dangerous enough to kill a man but snakes got there lives for living

  • X-Ecutioner Style

    Thats all full of shits…
    Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake running the world…Not really an agressive piece but hell you will drop dead in less than half a hour, if provoked…A bite of this masterpiece can be fatal and will send you straight to hell…About 40% more venomous than cobras and 10% more than rattle snakes..Hell thats a pure X- Ecutioner Style. ..
    Other dangerous snakes highlighting the non-venomous snake would include python, anaconda cause they can strangle pretty cool!!

  • Vamwolf

    The Inland Tapian is the most dangerous and aggressive snake ever discovered in the case of land snakes

    • Eric Rodriguez

      You are too wrong. The InlandTaipan is very docile and will not bite unless threatened. The most dangerous, deadliest, not to mention fastest snake in the world is no other than the Black Mamba.

      • willem

        The ‘Shadow of death’ the locals call him.

  • Freddy

    I’d love to kiss a snake

  • Bee shrest

    i dont give a shit about which 1 is more deadly…..just want to kill it

    • Bill


  • rohan rana

    Who says snakes are very good. They are fearful reptiles in world

    • M

      Snakes are living critters and have just as much right to live in this world as us, this knowledge is supposed to assist in identifying the species if you ever come across it in your lifetime so you can know how to react, hint playing dead won’t work, most snakes have excellent sense of vibrations and can feel your heart beating even if you fake as good as dicaprio

  • anuj kumar

    its most dangeros rattlesanek

  • anuj kumar

    i think dangeros
    is most dangeros

  • chrisjudy

    king cobra is the most dangeros snake

    • kulveer rai

      I totally agree.

    • Bill

      Totally disagree

  • bmg

    Good enough

  • Anton

    Just combine all their characteristics toghter and we shall see the outcome of which is more dangerous but I think it’s either the King Cobra, Black Mamba/ Russell Taipan or the death adder

  • Anton

    just combine all the characteristic they eachhave and will see but I think it’s the king Cobra or the Black mamba or the Taipan

  • tanam taggu

    ngarba (local name)snake is the most venomous snake in inland it is yet to be reserch and publish in any magazine or show in any network

  • arestotel

    I agree

  • Nick

    A tiger snake is neurotoxic. But not “all” venomous snakes cause paralysis. Miotoxic and neurotoxic snakes can; hemotoxic and sitotoxic snakes do not. This document states that a krait’s venom is “16 times more venomous than a cobra’s” which freaking one dumbies? The death adder description claims that the “rattlesnake is the most dangerous snake in the Americas.” There are a variety of southern American snakes that are far more dangerous. This next one is the most disturbing… “Less than half of its bites are poisonous” none of the brown snakes, or any snakes bites are venomous. Venom is a digestible protein that must be injected into tissue to effect the human body. Poisons are injested or absorbed through the skin to cause harm. Two very different things. Some snakes in South America eat poison dart frogs and can be poisonous to eat, and the Japanese yamakagashi recycles toad venom to sacks on its back. I am so very disappointed by this list as would be any Herpatologist. Bites are venomous or acidic or loaded full of bacteria to be deadly. can be venomous: (spiders, scorpions, stingrays, snakes, shrews, platypus, salamanders, jelly fish (box jellyfish is #1), insects, fish, etc.) can be poisonous: (amphibians, loris, pithoui birds (recycled from dart frogs), fish, insects).

  • Nick

    This is a terribly inaccurate list. The benchers sea snake is A) not aggressive B) drop for drop the inland taipan is the worlds most toxicly venomous snakes. And even that is not particularly aggressive.
    This list is flawed and inaccurate. It lists “rattlesnakes” there are a variety of species that range from minimally venomous and small to highly venomous, large, and aggressive. Anyone who reads this list should not use this as a viable source. In terms of aggression towards humans and venomous potential the 4th most venomous snake, Southern and central Africa’s Black Mamba is the deadliest. Again re-summarizing: THIS LIST IS INACCURATE AND ITS AUTHORS ARE NOT HERPATOLOGISTS NOR DO THEY KNOW MUCH ABOUT VENOMOUS SNAKES.
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    • james

      I have an Inland Taipan and if handled with care this snake makes a great pet.If prevoked it can turn on you and inject very venomous toxic paralyzing venom in your blood stream that will stop your heart in just a matter of minutes;if bitten by one don’t call 911 just go to your mortuary of your liking; thanks and have a exciting day. the late james dean survived by his venomous snake collection 1999-2015.

  • Nahid Khan

    I think king cobra is the most dangerous snake in the world.Am i right?

    • VIJAY

      yes u r right…..
      but i think king cobra is calso most dengerous snake…..
      im not sure ….that,s my think…..

  • Jake carr

    It’s the black mamba

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  • shamilamabz

    rattle snake is the dangelous on earth

  • Anuj

    Black mamba is really very dangers snake in the whole world

    • Lavon

      If not for your writing this topic could be very coeluvotnd and oblique.

  • tarini

    king cobra is the dengorious snake in the world



  • Ade June Derrick

    The Inland Taipan is the most dangerous of them all.

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  • yash singh

    black mamba is one of the most dangerous snak inthe world

  • Clertson Calton Jose

    Black mamba is the most dangerous snake

  • brandon

    Even though it is not that well known the Golden LanceHead should’ve been on this list of the most dangerous snakes. The Golden LanceHead is native to only one place in the world an island off the coast of Brazil called Queimada Grande aka Snake Island. Matter of fact this island is so deadly that the Brazilian Government has declared it as an restricted area. Furthermore there’s no known antivenom for a Golden LanceHead bite. And the venom is very fast acting. It is also reported to be the cause of 90% of all fatal snake bites in Brazil.

  • chris munene

    no need of knowing the dangerous and the less dangerous….only the word SNAKE creates fear!!!

  • Ali rida

    No,the anaconda,python,and death adder are the most dangerous snakes.the anaconda ate a drunk man in india,the python ate a tiger,and the death adder ate a lion’s front legs

  • farshad

    and what about african gaboon vipers

  • outdone.s.Chisuko

    AFRICA’S ZIMBABWE Black mamba is most dangerous venomise snake on planate.This snake has a native name in Zimbabwe( ROVAMBIRA.)There is no ant venom to its BITE because it kills a person 1-3 minutes and it kills a dog in seconds
    A person biten with this Black Mamba cannot walk 30 metres.ONCE yu are biten you are a dead person.

    it is so aggressive when striking its liike thunder Lightening.
    This DANGEROUS SNAKE cannot be haunted with snake chamer without wearing Fire Fighters like asebestors clothes
    Anyone want to do reseach on this snake BLACK MAMBA(ROVAMBIRA) come to Zimbabwe.Its greish in colour and its around 4-6 m
    It can run also above 30km/hr or 5m/1 second

    eters in lenght with a small head

    It killed 20 dogs in less than 5 mins.it is very ahgressive

  • walwal

    black cobra king mamba is the most dangerous snake

  • chandan mondal

    all snak are dangerous but best sank is krait and Belcher’s Sea Snake

  • chandan mondal

    all snak are dangerous but best sank is krait

  • Irshad Shaikh

    The best snake is Krait.

  • Amit Shonak

    Black mamba is most danger snake

    • Chris

      The article says of the Belcher Sea Snake… ‘ it is the most dangerous snake in the world in terms of venomousness”. This statement is not true. The Belcher sea snake is often incorrectly reported as the most venomous snake in the world and this article makes the same mistake. It is the 2nd most venomous snake in the world. Ask any reputable herpetologist and they will all tell you the same thing. In terms of volume, the MOST venomous snake in the world is, BY FAR, the inland taipan of Australia. It is almost twice as venomous as the Belcher Sea snake at 0.025 mg/kg for the inland Taipan vs 0.044 mg/kg for the Belcher Sea Snake ( the smaller the number the more venomous the snake). Cobras, Mambas and Vipers don’t even crack the top 12 in terms of most venomous snakes.

      This is NOT to say that the inland Taipan is the most dangerous (read aggressive). Both it, and the Belcher sea snake are very docile creatures that will not bite unless cornered and severely provoked. Insofar as aggressiveness and danger the black mamba has the highest mortality rate in the world due to its fast acting venom but it is only responsible for between 1/2% and 1% of snakebite deaths in Africa. Both the Black Mamba and the Coastal Taipan are popularly regarded as the most dangerous and feared snakes due to their very aggressive and nervous nature; however, in Africa, the ocellated carpet viper is responsible for more human fatalities due to snakebite than all other African species combined If you want to know overall fatalities then the Puff Viper is responsible for the most fatalities worldwide.

      Now you know.

  • Mik

    As suggested repeatedly here and elsewhere, beyond the particular loyalties to town or country of origin the snakes aren’t in competition with themselves. This writers humble opinion is the result of some experience. The most dangerously venemous snake in the whole world is the one you just stepped on.
    Good Luck with that!
    Mik_tha . . .

  • bus

    Blue coral malayan snake ?

    • Karson

      Your answer lifts the inencligtele of the debate.

  • Steve-o

    The list noted the most dangerous snakes in the world.
    The sea snake should not be on this list.
    It rarely bites.

    The list should be based on the number of bites in relation to the number of people in the proximity.
    Puff Adders and Carpet Vipers bite more snakes in Africa than any other snake.
    In South Africa, in spite of its fearsome reputation, the black mamba is definitely not the most dangerous snake.
    There are more recorded bites accredited to the cape cobra and Mozambique spitting cobra.
    The black mamba has the fasted acting venom of any snake in the world, and injects up to 450mg Ina single bite, and only 10-15mg is required to kill a grown man…. You do the maths!

    While the LD50 rating is far lower than that of the Inland Taipan, the mamba bites far more people, and much quicker acting venom.

    The. Oust dangerous species of snake would be the ones found in highly populated areas, such as India, where humans and snakes often come into contact.

    These lists too often cause loyalists to their countries snakes to get heated and fiercely defend their countries snakes.
    It’s quite laughable actually.

    • Ian

      I agree with this guy. Snake fatalities in India and Sri Lanka out number fatalities in the rest of the world.

  • kiran

    Black Mamba is the very dengeruous snake in the world.

    • matimba

      black mamba is da dangerous snake in da world nd is da fastest snake on earth.if u cn gt bite is jst only 15minutes after u death and da other snakes dey dn is from 45 min,so i think black is verry dangerous dan all

      • israel

        the taipan snake is better than all venomous snakes so u wrong matimba
        but i still love black mamba

    • israel

      kiran is right i love the black mamba i have it as a pet in my heart lol

    • israel

      hey kiran

  • aledoshmark

    ther z a mysterious snake in southern africa like a mamba but its one of its kind that one is the dangerous snake ever lived its rare but found mostly in zimbabwe it cocks like a cock and known as Rovambira a native name meaning rabbit plunder

    • Klaus

      Hi, that looks great….gosh, who would have guessed that it would be blue?Snakes aradley, I will have to attack my garden with vigour in the next week, I don’t like clearing out the undergrowth when the odds are on pulling out a big blacky!we had a ml or two here in last few days, enough to dampen the urea in and the last flush of sowing. Tracey

  • Harold

    Why care about venom when there is another deadly method of killing used by snakes known as “constriction”!!! Pythons are deadly and they can suffocate you to death and thats instant !!! And also you get consumed mostly after death !!!

  • regne portillo

    jofrey is the most dangerous snake in the univers…live in the moon…hahaha

  • helenjit

    Then, on this planet the most dangerous snake is my SHORT And BLACK SNAKE.. isn’t it right or wrong ?

  • mbhi

    i think the taipan is the most dangerous cause it is known to
    strike you more than 8 times and it does not run away but will continue until you leave or run away you die because of respiratory failure and guess what,you bleed out of every pore in ur body

  • akaya chappell

    this is cool!

  • kim

    Lets make this real simple if they are venomous snakes and they all can deliver a bite it is impossible to determine the most dangerous what do I want with it teeth buried in me? Mamba , death adder,coral ,taipan russels viper.i will take the garner please!

    • kim

      That’s gartner

      • kim

        Lets make this real simple if they are venomous snakes and they all can deliver a bite it is impossible to determine the most dangerous what do I want with it teeth buried in me? Mamba , death adder,coral ,taipan russels viper.i will take the garner please!

    • Lakesha

      When you think about it, that’s got to be the right aneswr.

  • kim

    Sorry lincoln didn’t see the question mark

  • helenjit

    Utsav, is right the most dangerous snake is African’s Black Mamba.

    • kim

      According to lincoln its not even poisonous.lets bring it to show and tell!

  • Walter Bickel

    To all those who left a comment.
    You can ask many specialists, doctors, farmers, african tour guide like me and believe me every list will rank different and all might be right too!!!
    As he wrote their are many factors you can/have to take into consideration and this will result into the ranking.
    Make a google test which snake kills most people on earth and you see that this one is not even on the list!!! (Russel Viper)
    some snakes are very venomous but their venom production is low so for a defensive bite they do not open the venom bags and you end up with a so called try bite.
    In latin america there is a snake called Bushmaster which has a proven fatality of 40% even with antivenom!!!!! even this snake you can not find on the list which is strange to me!!! In the amazone you have small snakes like a pencil which are fatal, not on the list.
    What I want to say is that the internet has only so much truth as the people have knowledge which are feeding the net………
    To come back to snakes, every human body will react different to a bite, I was biten by a southafrican boomslang (english tree snake) in 1989 and I got antivenom within half hour but my body reacted much worse than other people the doctor said and even with antivenom my next bite (of course to be avoided) might be my last one
    So try to avoid snake bites at all and definitely never foul around with any

    • Ian

      bushmasters are bad news, but very reclusive. I’ve met a guy who got bit twice in the filed or was it 3 times and survived. I believe Bothrops asper fer de lance is much more dangerous to locals due to how common and aggressive they can be.

  • john

    I believe the Russell’s viper kills more people annually than any other species

    • Ian

      Maybe but saw scale vipers also rank up their with Indian cobras and Kraits. Probably puff adders to. They are all very common and can live around people. All but the krait are agressive to.

    • Roch

      The Russell’s made number 10

  • Sidney

    Looll..anyWay the Inland taipan #i salute

  • Joe D

    I thought my trouser snake was the most dangerous

    • kim

      Were on the subject of snakes not worms!

      • Trevor

        His/Her life is obviously hilarious. I laughed.

        • shaheer

          hahaha lol all of u black python is the most dangeous snake in the world

  • williside lincoln

    black mamba is it not poisonous?

    • kim

      Put your brain next to the black mamba with a statement like that youwont be needing it anyway

  • Giri

    I thought king cobra is most venomous snake in the world to comparing other snakes.bcz it has 15 to 18 feet length.

    • Amit

      Just so you know in the future…Red tecohus yellow, you’re a dead fellow.Red tecohus black, you’re okay Jack.Coral snakes are deadly, but another harmless snake (I think it might be a milk snake, but didn’t look it up) imitates it, only the stripes are different.Just a way to throw a little science in with your art! Thanks for all the inspiration you share.

  • Giri

    i thought king cobra is most venomous snake in the world

  • roy

    i have a philippine cobra..for almost 2 years

    and its cool.But a must not for novices..

  • Messy Sallomon

    were are the museums of poisonous snakes in the African continent/

  • Kyjuda

    Anaconda is dangerous too bt its a biggest snake in the world…

    • Jfjd

      Actually the Reticulated Python is the world’s largest snake by length the world’s heaviest snake is the Green Anaconda

    • Jfjd

      The belcher’s sea snake isn’t even the most venomous sea snake

  • klfdjgkfjgkj

    lol made up a eamil

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  • vaibhaw

    Australian tiger snak is the worlds dangerous snake

  • It doesnt mean they are the most dangerous, in fact we are dangerous, if we struggle thier lives or habitat they were lost


    • Paul Anthony Forbes RussonRusson

      I would have too disagree with all data, wrangling snakes worldwide the two that I really do not like catching because of their total aggression are 1. The eastern or commen brown,and I definitely would never turn my back on it as with 2 the black mumba. I do know the. Belchers sea snake has the strongest venom,but I have spent hours swimming and playing with this wild species as far as letting it run through my closed hand. That I would never do with hundreds of lesser venomous land species .so I’ll leave it to you. But I must say if you rare not properly trained, please leave all snakes alone and I’m sure that they will do the same for you.

      • Lamont

        Verda Lance (sp) didn’t make the list…it causes the most deaths in central and south America than any other…

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  • murshid

    very dangerous

  • Priyanshu

    Gaboon viper aka butterfly adder , forest
    puff adder , or swampjack the second heaviest venomous snake (after the eastern diamondback rattlesnake) should’ve made it.

  • Emma Lee Franklin

    I’d add Puff Adders to the list. Venom is necrotic and may not kill but you’re more likely to get bitten by a Puffie when walking through brush than any other snake. They’re lazy and often sunbathe in paths and dont move away like most other snakes when the feel you approaching. Next thing you know you’ve stepped on it and its bitten you.
    Treating wounds is hard because of the necrotic venom and its eats away at the tissue around the bite. If not treated you could lose the limb.

    I’ve been bit by one once, fortunately the bite didn’t make it through my leather gaiters and horse riding boots. I didn’t even realise it was a Puffie til it slithered away.

  • Eddie

    The inland taipan is the most venomous

    • Jeremy

      No. If you mean the Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom. The Inland Taipan certainly doesn’t have the most toxic venom. As this says (didn’t you read it?) the species with the most toxic venom of all the snakes known BY FAR is a sea snake.

      • Rushray

        sea snake has very dangerous venom it can kill lots of people in just one drop but in sea snake the quantity on venom is very less most venomous is king cobra because quantity is very very high as compared to others 🙂

        • Daniel

          actually the inland taipan is the most venomous. it’s venom is twice as strong as the most venomous sea snake (which is actually Dubois’ sea snake) look hear is a paragraph from wiki.
          Belcher’s sea snake (Hydrophis belcheri), which many times is mistakenly called the hook-nosed sea snake (Enhydrina schistosa), has been erroneously popularized as the most venomous snake in the world, due to Ernst and Zug’s published book “Snakes in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book” from 1996. Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry a prominent venom expert has clarified the error: “The hook nosed myth was due to a fundamental error in a book called ‘Snakes in question’. In there, all the toxicity testing results were lumped in together, regardless of the mode of testing (e.g. subcutaneous vs. intramuscular vs intravenous vs intraperitoneal). As the mode can influence the relative number, venoms can only be compared within a mode. Otherwise, its apples and rocks.” [11] Belcher’s sea snake’s actual LD50 (recorded only intramuscularly) is 0.24 mg/kg[73] and 0.155 mg/kg,[72] less lethal than other sea snakes such as the olive sea snake (Aipysurus laevis) 0.09 mg/kg and the most toxic intramuscularly, recorded of the sea snakes – the black-banded robust sea snake (Hydrophis melanosoma) 0.082 mg/kg. The black-banded robust sea snake has also been tested subcutaneously registering at 0.111 mg/kg. more than four times less toxic than the inland taipan’s venom. In the LD50 subcutaneous test it is actually Dubois’ sea snake (Aipysurus duboisii) which has the most toxic venom of the any of the sea snakes tested, registering at 0.044 mg/kg. This is still nearly half as lethal as the inland taipan’s venom.[72]

        • Cami

          A really good answer, full of raitnoality!

    • Rushray

      Eddie Most venomous is king cobra 🙂 but most of the times king cobra doesnt inject venom and thats the plus point of king cobra 🙂

      • Dipankar

        Belcher sea snake

      • Aussie

        The king cobra has a rather low toxicity it is more so the sheer quantity of venom that’s deadly and the inland tipan has the most toxic venom get bitten your f#%^*+ in 15 minutes or less.

        • Rusty

          Inotamroifn is power and now I’m a !@#$ing dictator.

  • a king cobra is one of the most dangerous snake in the world thst news announced by discovery channel…….

    • utsav

      the most dangerous snake is
      black mamba

    • Rebecca

      Yes some wan agrees with me

      • Rebecca

        Never mind I mean the cobra he’s right

      • kya

        Black mamba is the most dangerous snake

        • sk yasin afridi

          Yes black mamba is most dangerous snake

        • connor

          yes black mamba

          • manny

            why did you say that

        • Gaara

          No the 100 steps snake is the most dangerous

          • Ethan D

            The 2 stepper. When it bites you, you have time to take two steps then you’re dead.

          • Etta

            That takes us up to the next level. Great pogsnit.

        • Shay

          I realize that you posted this a while back, but I did feel the need to reply..
          The Black Mamba is definitely not the most dangerous.
          They clearly are not the most venomous, and are not the most aggressive.

        • Betsy

          When you think about it, that’s got to be the right anwers.

      • tunatony

        Rebecca references my manhood as dangling death.

        • prince ice

          aahh dude u outta topic ,,wats wrng wif u mnd…

        • Adele

          Shoot, so that’s that one sussppeo.

      • Linah

        most dangerous snake in the world cobra

        • pinah

          right,, yellow bladed cobra is the most venomous and extreme dangerous snake in the world..

          • trevor

            what ever

      • arestotel

        Who told u

    • gabriel copo

      dengerous snake in the wourld

      • Hassan

        I think black mamba is the most dangerous.

    • Rushray

      Most Dangerous Is Black Mamba because its very aggressive in nature mamba always inject venom its moving speed is better than king cobra and it kills more people than king cobra 🙂 but king cobra is largest snake in the world with venom and king cobra only eat snakes i mean to say that king cobra can kill and eat black mamba also but mamba is kept most dangerous for human being because of its aggressive nature 🙂

      • will

        King browns snakes in Australia also eat snakes. The snakes that kill the most people every year are the Russell’s viper and the speckled cobra. These Indian species live closest to people

      • AVINASH

        RIGHTS BRO

      • Avinash Singh

        I am overall agree with you,but the thing is king Kobra is the Most dangerous Snake in this Planet, according to Hindu Vedas.I Blindly Believe in Vedas,Because Hindu Religion is Fully Based on Science & also according to a Servay from Discovery Channel,the Most Dangerous Snake for Humans is Black Mamba But the king is only one & that is Cobra & no Mamba can Change this.

        • China

          I had no idea how to approach this beoe-frnow I’m locked and loaded.

    • cody

      no its the inland taipan it can kill 250,000 mice with one bite

      • Shershevskaya

        You made a beautiful bag there and I udrnnstaed you for not wanting to send it away. It is funny but I am making a bag like that at the moment (well with some stitchery) and I used the same blue fabric in my blue sampler. The world is small! Take care.PS: we don t have snakes here, just huge snails which eat everything! Disgusting!

    • manny

      I agree with you kumar

    • diamond

      i agree

    • Mary

      You can hyptonize a king cobra with a snake charmer……….

      Oh and I think Black Mamba because it’s the fastest snake in the world.

      • Millie

        Thank God! Somnoee with brains speaks!

    • Deep

      yes king cobra is largest venomous snake ever !! not the most dangerous snake … 1st inland Taipan…2nd Eastern Brown.. 3rd Blue Krait and 4th Black Mamba

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      • Martha

        I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so eninarllthg!

    • Rohit jaat

      Very most dangrous snake is carpet vipper

      • Lynn

        Thanks for cointnburitg. It’s helped me understand the issues.

    • arun sharma

      yes you are write