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.
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.
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.