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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

King Cobra
19
16%
Sea Taipan
14
12%
Land Taipan
29
25%
Death adder
4
3%
Black Mamba
43
36%
Viper
7
6%
Pygmee
0
No votes
Diamond Back
2
2%
 
Total votes : 118

Postby formosa » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:29 pm

black mamba man..
its venom is powerful enough to kill 200 human.. think about that! be glad that you're not in africa! :wink:

i think the second would be the taipan, in australia.. evil, those snakes :twisted:
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Postby victor » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:03 pm

formosa wrote:i think the second would be the taipan, in australia.. evil, those snakes :twisted:


has it ever bitten you? :D
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Postby formosa » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:03 am

[quote="victor"][quote="formosa"]i think the second would be the taipan, in australia.. evil, those snakes :twisted:[/quote]

has it ever bitten you? :D[/quote]

hmm.. i wouldnt say so.. but you dont have to be bitten to know it :wink:
N.B the venom released in a taipan bit can possibly kill about 170 humans.
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Postby victor » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:27 am

I think, it's also according to some groups of scientists about the toxicity level of snakes...Taipan (inland) is very venomous but, it can't bite human so easily because Taipan (Oxyuranus sp.) have Ophistoglypha type venom canine....(venom canine located at the back of the other teeth).
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Postby formosa » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:10 pm

ah. nice one victor..

ps. what was that about ophistoglypha??? just jokin :)
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Postby victor » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:08 pm

it's a type of poison canine in poisonous snakes. There're three of them:
Proteroglypha: placed in the front (Ophiophagus hannah).
Ophistoglypha: placed at the back (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).
Solenoglypha: placed in front but can be folded (Viper)
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Nahh, not true

Postby Chloe » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:42 pm

Hi there,
The MOST posoinous snake in the word (not based on being most fearsome, aggressive, amount of deaths, amount of venom injected) is DROP for Drop, the venom of the South African Boomslang (Dispholidus typus).
Don't know of any deaths as it is arborial and extremely shy. Has thankfully very small fangs placed very far back in its mouth. But from a bite, you will die. It's poison is the most concentrated of that of all snakes in the world. Very quickly your symptoms will resemble that of advanced Ebola virus. Collapse is imminent very quickly.

Characteristics: Will strike if molested. Its venom is hemotoxic. ..."small amounts cause severe hemorrhaging, making it dangerous to man".

I knew this as a fact since I was a child as they were prolific in the Eastern Cape. The Taipans (both) have nothing on it. Neither the Bushmaster or, alas the Mamba. The snake responsible for most deaths in Africa is the Puff Adder. Lazy fat old thing (totally camouflaged) but it strikes like likening and MANY people get bitten. Only after the Mamba with is HUGE amount of venom at a time. come the cobra's. Come to think of it, we really have dangerous snakes roaming down here.

But still, it IS the Boomslang.
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Postby David George » Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:20 am

Sea snakes are the most poisonous snakes the black mamba is the fastest snake and the most poisonous in Africa.
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Postby Chloe » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:52 pm

I promise you, it's the Boomslang. Have you seen the Mamba? We see it - it is actually huge = very long. We have a green Mamba as well, which is of enormous value to scientists as it has around 23 different types of venom all in one. But people are rarely killed by it.
Black mamba pushes a HUGE amount of neurotoxin into you. So it IS the most dangerous (actually it is a known fact that the puff adder is the most dangerous as Africans tend to walk barefoot with huge bulky boxes on their heads, hence the hazard. A horrible bite. Gangrene follows, Ive seen the total destruction on a limb.
There was a discussion on radio not long ago and no-one mentioned the shy boomslang (as to the most poisonous) - when I phoned in the sccientists concurred that it carries the most toxic venom of all, but that it posed very little danger to man as it will quickly disappear and blend in with its tree of choice. A beautiful snake.
Here where we stay on a smallholding south of JOhannesburg, there is a prolification of RINKHALS - it drives me round the bend. Also a cobra. It will spit accurately (and a lot of spit) - it's black and has as white rings in the front of it's neck just below the hood. SO many dogs die from this damn snake. My Staffordshire got spitten in the eyes and almost died. We splashed 4 litres of milk into his eyes and I administred 35 mg of prednisone. My husband said finding a vet would take too long and Staffie wasn't bitten. Apparently we did the right thing. He had breathing difficulties and my husband did a bit of CPR on him. I guess we worked quickly enough so that in the end very little poison reached his system, would love to know if I did good by giving him the Prednisone? He also had an allergic reaction - huge hives afterwards, so I guess that must've helped some. This snake's presence here, spoils a lot for us. It's nocturnal so night walks are OUT!
Sorry bout the long writ.
Well if you say sea snakes - yes, but then you have to go further to the box jellifish etc. Oh Lord, I'm not putting a foot outside the house again, BUT, woe is me, we have great big spiders inside, not to mention the ruddy African BLack widow.
HELLUP: We're surrounded!!!!
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Postby Linn » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:33 pm

Black Mamba
YES :twisted:
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Postby laughingangel » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:40 am

so how poisonous black Mamba snake???
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Postby Linn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:14 am

Its not only how poisonous it is
its also that the venom kills very quickly.
only 2 drops of venom can kill a person and
it has 20 drops in its fangs.

Check this out:

http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/wi ... trike.html
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