The most venomous snake in the world, thankfully, is rarely encountered in the wild by the average person because of its remoteness and brief above-ground appearance during the day.
Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake in the world, and it can be only found in the wild in central east Australia.
Some brief facts:
- It has an average length of 2 meters.
- In the wild Inland Taipan appear to feed entirely on small to medium-sized mammals.
- It’s quite a shy snake, but if threatened, it will strike, making a single bite or several quick bites.
- The venom of the Inland Taipan is extremely potent and is rated as the most toxic of all snake venoms in LD50 tests on mice.
- It is estimated that one bite possesses enough lethality to kill at least 100 fully grown men.
- Depending on the nature of the bite, it has the potential to kill someone in as little as 30 to 45 minutes if left untreated.
- Anyone suspected of receiving a bite should seek immediate medical attention.
- Because it lives in remote locations, the inland taipan seldom comes in contact with people; therefore it is not considered the deadliest snake in the world overall.
- It has a rectangular-shaped head. Dorsal color varies from pale fawn to yellowish-brown to dark brown (depending on the season), with the head and neck being several shades darker than the body.
Source: australianmuseum.net.au, Wikipedia