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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 Alex1993 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:14 pm

The Fierce Snake is brown in color, ranging from a rich, dark hue to a brownish olive-green. It has twenty-three rows of mid-body scales, between fifty-five and seventy divided subcaudal scales, and one anal scale. The fierce snake averages approximately two meters in length, although fierce snakes may grow in excess of this.THE COLOR CHANGES SEASONALLY
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Postby Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:44 am

but do they bother humans much?
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Postby Kev » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:07 am

Linn wrote:but do they bother humans much?


No they dont bother people,more people are bitten by brown and tiger snakes here in Australia
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Postby Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:20 pm

well, that is why I think
the most dangerous snake is one
with the most
propensity to attach.
you think :?:
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Postby p_nut » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:04 pm

Hi, people. :)

I am doing a presentation titled "What is the pharmacology of envenoming, with the major toxins derived from poisonous reptiles, arachids and amphibians."
If anybody has any idea what sites may help me. Please do reply to this.

Many thanks.

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Postby Linn » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:41 am

My favorite is National Geographic web site there is a lot about snakes and links.
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Postby mr.big » Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:32 pm

The most toxic snake in the world is the fierce snake, also called the inland taipan. One bit is enough to annihilate more than 30000 mice
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Postby Linn » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:36 am

icky snakes :(

except garden snakes their nice. :)
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Postby 123Herpatology » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:43 am

In scientific america the boomslang contains "mild" venom. The boomslang does contain rear fangs and uses its venom to imobilize/slow its prey while it eats it whole (non constrictive). I don't mean to burst your bubble chloe but i'm pretty sure the boomslang doesn't compete with the potent neurotoxins the taipans harbor. In addition, the deadliest snake (as far as how many humans die yearly to any particular specis) fluctuates between many different species. It seems that every other article I've read concerning snake toxins portrays a different snake. I've heard that the Inland Taipain, or the "small scaled snake" or sometimes known as the "fierce snake" has the most potent venom. Others claim that the olive sea snake, although extremely docile contains a cardiotoxin with wich one drop can kill 100 men. But as far as the deadliest snake, its a matter of interpretation. Do you mean most deaths caused by snake? or most toxic poison?
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Postby victor » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:52 am

hmm...like the title of the post..the most toxic ones...:lol:
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Postby vk4vfx » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:00 pm

Yes the Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus micropepidotus) is the worlds most venomous land snake it is very highly neurotoxic another name for this reptile is the fierce snake how it got this name I don’t know as the species is quite shy and retiring there are 3 different species represented by the genus of “Oxyuranus” and all of them lethal!

http://taipan.yolasite.com/

As for the sea snakes I think the Banded sea krait is the most venomous I am pretty sure there have been no recorded deaths from sea snake bite in Australian waters or am I thinking of the cone shell lol? The sea krait is the only Hydrophilid to come on to land to lay its eggs.

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Postby 123Herpatology » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:25 pm

cone shell has recorded deaths actually, a man was takign a picture holding two of the deadly snails and without knowing they had both stung him in the neck simultaniously...he was prenounced dead in less than 60 seconds.
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