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The Black Mamba
The Black Mamba is widly recognized by experts, as being the deadliest snake to inhabit our fine planet. Lucky for me, they are only found in Southern Africa. The mamba's venom is a combination of neuro/cardio-toxin that attacks the cardiovascular systems muscles. (i.e. your heart) and sends them into paralysis and eventually, cardiac arrest.
It's toxin works quickly, making it possible to kill a full grown man in as little as twenty minutes. It all depends on how many times it hits and the potency of each dose. The fatality rate for a Mamba bite is 95% unless treated immediately with antivenin. So, if you are out tromping around the African jungle and get bit by a mamba, you better pray that there is a Walgreen's close by. Mamba's prefer to slither up a tree to avoid danger and will only strike if threatened, as they are fairly docile. That is, until you piss one off, then, this "docile" devil spawn gets an attitude, and does so quickly. It has the ability to raise over half of it's body off of the ground, which enables it to climb into a tree, but it also makes for a fairly decent warning sign that you are indeed, pissing it off.
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Not to be outdone, The Spitting Cobra, found in Mozambique, can go about administering it's venom one of two ways, by traditional means and by spitting.
Yes, you heard correctly.
It is able to spit it's venom in excess of 8 feet, aiming for the eyes to cause it's victim to become disoriented, so it can move in and apply a deadly strike via, fangs in skin. If by chance you encounter one of these little bastards, F.Y.I. It may feign death to avoid an initial danger, and then attack from behind.
Moving along, we come to the Death Adder, a sub species of pit viper.In the event that you find yourself having landed in Australia or New Guinea, be ninja like in your reaction if you come across an adder, as it has the fastest strike recorded, injecting full toxicity at 0.13 seconds. If untreated, an adder bite would likely kill an adult in six to ten hours. It's venom attacks the respiratory system, causing victim to suffocate, on account of not being able to breathe. (Paralysis of the lungs) A wonderful way to go. NOT
There are five sub species of Taipan, with the Western being the most venomous. The Taipans venom is a neurotoxin that causes blood clots, as well as paralyses, cardiac arrest, blah and blah. These snakes inhabit Southeast Asia and Indonesia so I am pretty safe here in the Midwest United States.
And, last but unfortunately, not the least, the
Found in Southeast Asia and Indonesia. Krait's are nocturnal but normally extremely docile, not prone to attack and in the event that it does, it most likely won't administer a lethal dose of venom, as it can control the potency as well as amount of venom. (That is redonkulous) That being said, fifty percent of Blue Krait bites result in death, even after antivenin is administered, because a victim is often times uncertain, and waits too long before seeking treatment. In my opinion, that last bit makes this little monkey the most dangerous of them all but there is a bright spot regarding the Krait and it's diet, as it is cannibalistic and feeds mainly on other snakes.