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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

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Re: What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

Post by shanpeter » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:12 am

"King Cobra"

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Post by muso05 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:17 pm

the most poisonous land snake is the fierce snake - or eastern taipan. This snake is found in Australia - which has more deadly snakes then any other continent. The second most poisionous snake is the eastern brown, also found in australia.

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Post by uwabami » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:27 pm

Fierce snake is just the other name for the land taipan

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Post by Ciwan » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:13 pm

Hi Everyone :)

victor wrote:Yup, I ever heard it also...maybe black mamba is popular because it's located in the US if my memory serves me right.. :D (I imitate Andrew)


Black Mambas are only found in Africa

Also I think you should rephrase your question, you should make it " what is the most dangerous sanke ? "

Cause then the Black Mamba would be first ! (i.e. the winner) cause when answering such questions, you need to take a couple of factors into account

1) how toxic the venom is
2) Snake Habitat (i.e. does it live close to humans)
3) Amount of venom delivered with a bite
4) Temper of the snake

Cause I saw a programe on Nat Geo Wild, and the snake that is most poisonous (i.e. Most Toxic) was not the Black Mamba, it was another snake .. I can't remember which one !

PS. Poisonous sea snakes have a venom more toxic than land snakes.

Thanks :)

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Post by prateeiik » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:32 pm

According to Austin Stevens Boomslang has the most concentrated toxin of all!
Although inland taipan is considered the most poisnous land snake worldwide!

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Post by Flirtilizer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:13 pm

I've never seen so many incorrect answers on one thread!

There is a cobra in the Philippines, it is a spitting cobra.

The sea snake is the most poisonous snake in the world but not the most deadly, far from the most deadly. It is a non aggressive snake and you have to work at it to get it to bite you. Most bites and death occur in the Philippines from Fisherman tending their nets. It can bite just fine and deliver all the poison it needs too. A small drop will kill a human in minutes. There is anti-venom but your chances of getting to it in time are slim.

There is anti-venom for King Cobras. Get it or die. Don't you folks every watch animal planet? If so you'll see King Cobra's milked, something that leaves many people shaking after they do it.

I THINK the puff adder is the most dangerous snake because it provides the most bites. It is not likely to back away and it extremely hard to see until it has sank its fangs in you. It is not the most poisonous. As others tried to alluded to, being the most poisonous doesn't make it the most dangerous.

The correct name for a viper is pit viper. They have heat sensing pits near their nostrils that detect small changes in heat. Often described as infrared sensing device but I don't think that's really accurate. Its called Jacobson's (SP) organ.

Snake bites in the USA are rarely fatal. The coral snake is by far the most poisonous snake in the US but by far the most deadly, probably the least deadly. It doesn't have fangs but teeth at the back of its jaw that provide the poison. Many say it can't bite a human but it can. It would rather dig a hole and disappear and if you ever stumble upon one that is likely what you'll see it do. I had the pleasure of seeing a pair once and they were gone quickly.

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Post by einstein » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:23 pm

where can I get scientific names for snakes

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:59 am

wikipedia is also a good place to start
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Post by sheep94 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:58 am

Isn't the black mamba is the fastest snake in the world and the longest snake in Africa?
I dun think it is the most venomous.

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Post by mcar » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:58 am

Flirtilizer wrote: Most bites and death occur in the Philippines from Fisherman tending their nets. It can bite just fine and deliver all the poison it needs too. A small drop will kill a human in minutes. There is anti-venom but your chances of getting to it in time are slim.


There are really lots of poisonous snakes here and some are endemic and exotic.
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Post by sheep94 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:34 pm

i found out that the most poisonous snake is the taipan, fron encyclopedia.

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Post by SonicSnail » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:53 pm

One King Cobra bite can kill a elephant in minutes...

And since most animals in the rainforest will do their damned hardest to avoid it, I feel like that's the worst

sheep94 wrote:i found out that the most poisonous snake is the taipan, fron encyclopedia.


Taipan are only native to Australia, and there they are the most poisons
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