Deadliest Snakes


Danny Martinez, Contributor


More than 600 species of venomous snakes found on Earth, only about 200 can do real damage to humans, according to the World Health Organization.

Black Mamba

The fastest snake in the world is also one of the deadliest. The black mamba can move at speeds up to 12.5 miles per hour, and its bites can kill a human being in less than 30 minutes.

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Tiger Snake

This deadly snake inhabits southern Australia and Tasmania. They kill their victims with a potent mixture of neurotoxins, coagulants, hemolysins and myotoxins. These snakes are great in size because on their preferred type of prey.

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King Cobra

The king cobra delivers enough neurotoxins to kill an Asian Elephant. Reaching 18 feet in length, the king cobra is also the world’s longest venomous snake.

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