Ask yourself, how many Venomous Snakes can you name? Do you know what danger they pose and how to prevent or cure the bites from those snakes? If you just realized you are surprisingly under-educated about this topic, we’ve got you covered! We’ve gathered the ten most venomous snakes in our list below. And a quick remark before we start – a venomous animal is the one that injects you with venom, while a poisonous one causes you harm through touch or eating.
Rattlesnake is the only venomous snake on this list that lives in the United States. The way to spot it is the rattle on the end of its tail. The younger snakes are more harmful than adults as they can’t control how much venom they inject into a human. The venom they release is hemotoxic, meaning that it makes human blood clot. Even if you react promptly and receive treatment, there’s still a chance you’re going to lose a limb or die.
The Death Adder lives in Australia and New Guinea and have triangular shaped heads and short bodies. If left untreated, a Death Adder’s bite will cause a person to die in under 6 hours. If bitten by a Death Adder, you’ll essentially choke to death. The fatality rate for the Adder’s bite is a staggering 50%.
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