What Is the Deadliest Snake in the World?


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The deadliest snake in the world is the inland or western taipan. The taipan is the most venomous snake in the world based on the average lethal dose. The bite of the inland taipan delivers a brew of strong toxins capable of killing 100 men.

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The inland taipan rarely comes in contact with humans. For that reason, it is not considered the most deadly snake overall, however, the bite and venom of the inland taipan is the deadliest in the world. The bite of the inland taipan is capable of paralyzing muscles, inhibiting breathing and causing tissue hemorrhaging and damage to muscles. A pinhead-sized drop of taipan venom can kill a thousand mice. The taipan’s venom has adapted to kill warm-blooded animals and, depending on the severity of the bite, the venom has the ability to kill someone in less than 45 minutes if the bite is left untreated.

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