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DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD

 

The Timber Rattlesnake

Also known as Canebrake or banded rattlesnake is a species of venomous pit viper endemic to eastern North America. These rattlesnakes are rare, highly venomous and it’s mostly found in the Northern region of America. However, timber rattle snake bites are rare, they aren’t aggressive they mostly attack their prey for survival. The timber rattlesnake is known as one of the largest snakes in the pit viper family. Its average length is about 39 – 45 inches and weighs about 1.1 – 3.3 Ib. The maximum length reported is over 74.5 inches in the year 1956. It is one of the deadliest snakes known in Manchester and in the United states. It takes about 4 – 5 years for a timber rattlesnake to reach its sexual maturity state which is a long time for a normal snake and that is why this type of species are rare. They have long fangs and can inject a large quantity of venom in one strike. The timber rattlesnake prefers warmer weather and so it is most active during warmer months. In summer, a timber rattlesnake will migrate to find prey to hunt. Towards winter, they won’t move around to maintain their body temperature.

An adult inland taipan

Inland Taipan

Usually called the “fierce snake” this is due to the snake aggression. The snake is really aggressive and it can yield as much as 110 milligram venom in one bite which is enough to kill about 100 people at once. Mostly found in Australia. The head of the inland taipan is much darker compared to the rest of the body, which makes it possible for the snake to warm up quickly by exposing only its head to the sun. Snakes, being cold-blooded, are not able to change their own body temperatures with the processes such as sweating and shivering.

Black mamba   

This snake is highly venomous belonging to the family of Elapidae. It is mostly found in the middle part of Africa. Its range include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Uganda, Ethiopia and so on. It is the second longest snake after the king cobra, Its average length is about 2.5 meters(7 feet) with a maximum length of 4.3 meters(14 feet).

What do you think about these snakes?

-Ajayi Emmanuel.

6 thoughts on “DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD

  1. Pete

    I think the inland taiwan snake is the deadliest and the worse of them all lol God knows I wouldnt wana meet that anywher, looks cool however

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