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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Australia, New Guinea

Eastern Brown Snake

  • Scientific name: Pseudonaja textilis
  • Family: Elapidae
  • Genus: Brown snakes
  • Length: Up to 7.8 feet (2.4 meters)
  • Venom: Neurotoxic

The eastern brown snake enjoys the position of second most venomous snake in the world, and is responsible for most deadly snake bites in Australia. It is very aggressive, and 90% of bite cases are fatal without medical help.

Eastern Brown Snake Eastern Brown Snake - Photo: Kristian Bell/Shutterstock

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