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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

King Cobra
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16%
Sea Taipan
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12%
Land Taipan
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25%
Death adder
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3%
Black Mamba
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36%
Viper
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6%
Pygmee
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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

Postby victor » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:14 am

What is the most poisonous snake in da world?
If you can please give the fastest human deth record after they get injected by snake poison (just consider that the human that I'm talking about hasn't been injected by antitoxin snake serum) :wink:
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Postby opuntia » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:23 am

What's a ''Pygmee''?[i have heard of many poisonous snakes but never ''Pygmee'']
Many people think that blackmamba is the most poisonous snake because as little as two drops of venom can kill a person and a mamba can have up to 20 drops of venom in its fangs.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:21 pm

The Black Mambas are found in pairs or small groups. They are very nervous, and head away fast when a human approaches. When the mamba feels threatened it will raise its front and head about 3-4 feet off the ground, open its mouth, spread a flat hood, and shake its head. When they attack they will make several quick strikes, and escape as fast as they can. They can strike from 4-6 feet away. Before antivenoms were developed, a black mamba bite was 100% fatal. They are invulnerable, because no animal can actually kill them.( mostly). Their venom can kill just about anything, so they don't have much to worry about. The mamba is mainly threatened by habitat destruction.
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Postby opuntia » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:31 pm

And also their venom contains neurotoxins and cardiotoxins. Neurotoxins cause damage to the nervous system, such as parts of the brain controlling motor functions, while cardiotoxins attack the heart. :)
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:57 pm

And that snake is on the verge of extinction... Pardon my madness, i know everything about ecosistem balance etc, but is that really a bad thing? :D
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Postby Winter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:40 pm

for humans, probably not :wink: , but...snakes do help when it comes to pest control, particularly rodents, they eat all those kinds of things.
Perhaps if the snake's population goes down, the rodent population will go up.
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Postby victor » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:44 am

Well, actually Pygmee snake is reffered to Pymees who have a tiny body. it occu the same to this snake also..the body of Pygmee is only 20-25 cm long and the body diameter is only 1.5 cm..small isn't it??but it's poisonous..
Have all of you heard about Death Adder and the Taipans?? These two poisonous snakes occured in the Australia..
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Postby skilban » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:11 am

the black mamba is the most posionous of the snakes however it is very rare that it does attack a human, the only time it will ever attack a human is when it feels its life is in danger or when it has been aggravated, DO not get on the wrong side of this snake you have been warned
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Postby Beetle » Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:42 pm

I was told that most poisonous snakes are sea snakes because thay have to kill their pray (fish) instantly or they will never find it again in the 3D vast of the ocean.
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Postby victor » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:09 pm

Oh yes I forgot about the sea snakes. Actually that's highly dangerous also because of its poison.... :(
What?!? no one evr heard of taipans??they are famous you know... :cry:
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:25 pm

Actually the sea snakes simply hold on to the pray until they can eat it... If it takes 2 hours, then so be it :D
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Postby Zachthemac » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:07 am

I heard that the Fierce Snake is the most venemous.It is in the same family as Taipans.
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