These life-threatening snakes you should best never encounter

Alex - 19. March 2022
Coastal Taipan
Snakes as pets are still very popular. In our country, however, only those that are harmless are allowed. Which also makes sense. Who would want to live with a toxic housemate? So we will show you several snakes from all over the world that are dangerous.
The Coastal Taipan lives in New Guinea and Australia. Their venom is so deadly that a single bite is enough, and the person bitten must die within an hour.

Anyone bitten by this snake must go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible because an antidote exists, of course. But this must be administered within the shortest possible time not to be too late.
Philippine cobra
This beautiful but very dangerous snake is highly poisonous, and it is enough to get only a few meters of it. Because, unlike many of her peers, she has stamina. This means its venom is not only dangerous in direct contact, but because it can spray it for meters, a distance of up to 3 meters is enough for you to be in danger. So always keep a good lookout for it.

Normally, the cobra is near fields and farms and hides in shallow waters, such as ponds or swamps. However, they are also found in the many forests of the Philippines. So if you want to travel there, you should never do it without expert guidance because the locals know exactly where the snakes are and how to meet them.
Black Mamba
We all know this snake probably best from the movie "Kill Bill" and the, unfortunately, too early deceased basketball player Kobe Bryant brings it in connection. It is one of the most venomous snake species in the whole world. The snake can easily kill up to 10 people at once with its venom.

She is also not satisfied with one bite but always bites several times. This also means that quick help is necessary if the bitten victim survives. The black mamba has its home in South and East Africa and lives there in the forests. So here again, never go without expert guidance; who would like to spend a vacation there? Otherwise, it quickly becomes life-threatening.
Diamond Rattlesnake
Venomous snakes are also found in North America. The diamondback rattlesnake is a good example of this. It can grow up to 2.5 meters long and get its name from its skin's diamond pattern. Their colors are black and gray. She is not particularly aggressive but only bites when she feels threatened. So always be on the lookout for her, who is there.

The bite of the diamondback rattlesnake is very painful and bleeds heavily. In addition, what the snake distributes has a blood-thinning effect. Therefore, a bite from this snake must be treated as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming fatal. This is true for most snakebites, of course.
Dark Tiger Python
Tiger pythons can be found in many terrariums, including in our country. If you say that about a reptile, she is quite a well-behaved snake. But it can also become very large. So you should always consider that before you get such an animal. When fully grown, it can be up to 2 meters long, and its weight becomes considerable: It can weigh up to 180 kg. So I can think of more pleasant pets.

This snake is not venomous, but it can wrap its victim and thus kill its prey by suffocation. This is not necessarily a nice death either, so we do not recommend putting this snake in the terrarium. Turtles and iguanas are more pleasant contemporaries.
Texas Rattlesnake
The Texan Rattlesnake gives it away by its name, where it calls home. Their relative is the diamondback rattlesnake, which we have already met. However, it differs from the diamondback snake in coloration, and it does not grow as large. Instead, it is predominantly brown, which helps it camouflage perfectly in the sand where it waits for prey.

It has very large teeth, which clearly distinguishes it from other snakes. It has a very strong-acting poison, which is also distributed much deeper in its victim due to its long teeth and thus, of course, becomes dangerous faster. However, since she is not particularly aggressive, you only need to stay away from her to avoid danger.
King Cobra
Unlike many other venomous snakes, the king cobra is one of the snakes that can grow very large. For it is not the snake's size but always its venom that makes it so dangerous. The king cobra can grow up to 4 meters long and weigh about 12 kg. However, their danger comes less from their size and much more from their teeth.

All cobras are highly poisonous and dangerous. They are also relatively easily irritable, and the king cobra, when it stands up, then probably everyone feels quite different. Their poison is so dangerous that it can easily kill even elephants. So you can well imagine how it affects people. We don't want to find out, honestly.
Common lance viper
The common lance viper is also known as Bothrops Atrox. It is a very aggressive relative of the pit viper, and it is found in the interior of North and South America, but it is also native to the Caribbean islands. It does not grow very large, but it is all the more dangerous.

It can grow up to 1.5 meters long and is gray-brown. These natural colors allow it to camouflage perfectly and wait for victims with all coziness. You don't necessarily die if you get bitten, but their venom is not harmless either. It can cause neurological sediments, and in some victims, the late consequence of a bite was total amnesia, i.e., memory loss.
Reticulated python
Here comes the longest of them all, the reticulated python. So to whom the tiger python already seemed impressively large will be amazed here. The reticulated python can grow up to 10 meters long and becomes accordingly heavy. The good thing is that she can no longer hide so easily with this length. However, anyone who encounters it will surely want to flee quickly because this is truly an impressive animal.

Poisonous, it is not, but that does not mean it is not a danger. One should by no means remain too calm in its presence because there have been cases where the considerable snake has managed to strangle even humans and thus make them its prey. So if you ever run into her, say a friendly hello and then see about gaining land.
Eastern brown snake
Here comes another poisonous specimen among the reptiles. The eastern brown snake is endemic to Australia and is extremely adept at hiding. Unfortunately, it is among the second most poisonous snakes in the world. If you are traveling in Australia, you should always have expert company, especially in the forests, because it hides well and then bites abruptly.

Those who do get bitten must seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is because, unlike the venom of many other snakes, it thickens the blood of its victims, which of course, can cause dangerous damage. From heart attack to stroke and even organ failure, anything is possible. Up to 60% of those bitten die from their venom, even today. So you'd rather never run into her.
Many who are not well versed in snakes think the anaconda is a venomous snake because it is considered very dangerous. But it is not. Nevertheless, it is dangerous. Their home is the tropics, especially the rainforest. It can reach a considerable size, which, of course, has earned it a special reputation. Nevertheless, poisonous it is not.

However, there are enough known cases that the anaconda has eaten humans. It can grow up to 9 meters long and reach a proud weight of about 200 kg. So it simply crushes its victims and then eats them. So I don't think anyone wants to experience that. So this snake is better to stay as far away as possible.
This snake is also called African Tree Snake, and as the name suggests, it is at home in the forests of Africa. It is green, so it can perfectly blend with the foliage color and camouflage, so great. It lies south of the Sahara in the trees and waits here for its victims. It can open its mouth up to 180 degrees and then bite. Although many would not think so at first, their poison is very dangerous because you hardly feel him or not at all.

When the boomslang bites, quick help is urgently needed. Because only after a few seconds to minutes do you feel it. The poison is very dangerous, and you need an antidote as soon as possible if you want to survive this. So who wants to hike through the forests in Africa, please again, not without expert guidance.
Spectacled snake
People who wear glasses are often called this in our country, but the glasses snake is anything but funny or comical. It lives in Asia. It is found south of the Himalayas and Sri Lanka. It belongs to the cobra family and is also very poisonous. And indeed, with their bite, fast help is more than necessary; otherwise, it is over with life within a few minutes.

Their venom causes paralysis throughout the body and can lead to at least a heart attack within half an hour of being bitten. However, it is protected because its species are endangered, and you can find many stories and legends related to it. Especially in Hinduism, there are many stories about this cobra. Still, it's better to stay away from it if you value your life.
Puff adder
Its name sounds cute and even funny, but this snake is not a friendly contemporary by any stretch of the imagination. Nevertheless, it is the reason for most snakebites in Africa. Its body is golden brown, and its bite is even more dangerous than the Black Mamba. She is also highly aggressive, but only if you get too close. On its own, it only attacks when it feels threatened.

It attacks with lightning speed and tremendous strength. Their bite is very dangerous because it thins the blood and can quickly cause necrosis throughout the body, which means that tissue dies. Here, fast help is essential if the victim is to survive. It can also bite up to 4 people at a time. Its venom supply is considerable.
Monocled Cobra
The monocled cobra is also a snake that should be respected. It is at home in the swamps of Asia and loves the water. But rice fields are also their home, so you shouldn't feel safe anywhere. She gets her name from the pattern on her head. Locals know how to find it and how to avoid it, so please don't do your unaccompanied tours in their homeland either.

The monocled cobra is responsible for most of the bites in Thailand, and the venom of this snake is so dangerous that its victim can die within an hour. This is because their venom is so toxic that there is severe swelling around the bite within a short time. In addition, the venom travels through the body and can cause severe nerve damage.
Inland Taipan
The inland taipan, often known as the dread adder, is an Australian native. It can grow up to 2 meters long and is one of the most dangerous poisonous snakes globally. The reason is their special poison mix. Anyone bitten by it needs help practically immediately; otherwise, it is quickly too late. Their venom is a mixture of neurotoxins, hemotoxins, and also myotoxins. This means that the entire body is destroyed within a few minutes.

The poison attacks everything at once. The neurological system, the muscular system, and the circulatory system are all interconnected. The particularly dangerous thing about it is that it can kill up to 100 people simultaneously. A real killing machine, so it's best not to encounter it for the rest of your life. However, it is not aggressive; quite the opposite. When she feels threatened, she hides. But who wants to take that risk?
Sand rattle otter
This snake belongs to very small snakes. It grows to barely a meter long, but as we have already seen with other snakes, that alone has nothing to say about its dangerousness. It is a viper species and is home in the Arabian region and the east and north of Africa. Its brown coloration allows it to camouflage perfectly in nature.

It´s one of the most poisonous snakes on the planet, and it prefers to dwell near humans. Their venom is highly dangerous, and those who are bitten need swift medical attention or an antidote. In addition, it has a strong hemotoxic effect, meaning that it thickens the blood, which can lead to thrombosis in the body, resulting in heart attacks and strokes, so not exactly what you want either.
Common Krait
Their names often sound so harmless, but their bearers are not. Here we have a fine example of this. The "common krait" is one of the most dangerous venomous snakes and is responsible for most of the fatal bites by snakes in India. It belongs to the "Top Four" among the dangerous snakes of this world.

The only advantage, it is not particularly aggressive. So if you leave them alone, you can easily get away with life. But whoever comes too close to her, and if she feels threatened, she bites, of course. She is recognizable by her brown and white ring pattern, which she can use perfectly for camouflage. Their venom has a neurotoxic effect, paralyzing the entire organism in turn. 60 - 80% of all bites are fatal, so fast medical help is important in the worst case.
Chain viper
The chain viper is one of those snakes that still scares the hell out of even the toughest people in India and Asia when they encounter it. It is very dangerous, and its poison is very often fatal. Normally it stays away from humans and feeds on small animals. But if you get too close to it, you have to fear for your life. It can grow up to 2 meters long, and it almost always attacks immediately when it feels in danger.

It can camouflage perfectly with its earth-like coloring and likes to stay in bushes. But, if it does not find rodents, it wanders up to human settlements and waits here for prey. Then when a human comes too close and she feels threatened, of course, she bites. Their venom is highly toxic, destroying tissue and causing severe nerve and organ damage. Fast help is, therefore, indispensable in the event of a bite.
Chinese cobra
As its name suggests, the Chinese cobra has its home mainly in Asia. It is at home in China but also in Taiwan. It is also highly toxic. Its poison is dangerous for the heart and the nervous system. However, fortunately, only up to 10% of all bitten persons die, and the hospitals have a well-working antidote. So now, imagine you see a specimen of this snake. That's scary enough. But in Yulin, in China, in 2015, a cobra was born at a breeder, which had two heads at once. So at the same time.

This cobra is also only aggressive when it feels threatened. So before she stands up, you should be gone because the Cobras are known for their speed and especially for their power. So, in summary, we would say That we would prefer to look at all the snakes we met here only from a safe distance. But also impressive, what strong creatures there are in nature.