Which Snake Has the Most Toxic Venom in the World?

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Australia's inland taipan has the most toxic venom of any known snake species. Despite its toxic venom, the inland taipan is not considered to be the most dangerous snake. Due to its remote habitat and the fact that it largely avoids humans, snake handlers tend to be the only people who suffer from inland taipan bites.

When the inland taipan strikes, it injects enough poison to kill an adult within 45 minutes of the bite. However, human deaths due to bites from this venomous snake are rare. Wiith proper treatment, including patient immobilization and prompt hospitalization, it is possible for humans to survive a bite from this snake.