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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Australia, New Guinea

Inland Taipan

  • Scientific name: Oxyuranus microlepidotus
  • Family: Elapidae
  • Genus: Taipans
  • Length: Up to 8.2 feet (2.5 meters)
  • Venom: Neurotoxic

The inland taipan can administer 110 mg of venom with one bite, which is enough to kill over 100 people or 250,000 mice. This snake is the most venomous land snake in the world, but not the most dangerous. Until now, there has been no officially confirmed cases of deaths caused by inland taipan bites, as they live in mostly uninhabited areas. The inland taipan is light in the summer and dark in the winter.

Inland Taipan Inland Taipan - Photo: reptiles4all/Shutterstock

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