Category: snake

The Inland Taipan or “fierce snake” is the most venomous snake in the world. However, because of its shy and timid nature, there has never been a recorded death caused by its bite. The word “fierce” describes its venom, not its temperament. 

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Notice the ghost on the head of this Bitis Viper snake that kills more people than any other snake in Africa!!

Of the world’s top 25 venomous snakes, Australia has 21.

A wildlife photographer who was bitten by a black mamba captured the bite on camera and survived without antivenom. The bite ruptured an artery in his calf which bled profusely expelling the venom from the wound. 

Photo : Mark Laita / wired

Cobras can growl, and helium has the same effect on them as us.

King in a snake’s name means that it preys on other snakes.

Photographer Sunny Inaganti in India captured the unusual moment a heron and snake fought it out in a lake for a fish supper.

A man in India set a world record in 1986 by spending 72 hours in a cage with 72 of the most venomous species of snakes in India to spread awareness and to prove that snakes don’t bite unless provoked. He came out of the cage unharmed without a single bite.