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Top Ten Deadly Snakes

Tiger Snake​
Tiger Snake​

Tiger snakes are a venomous snake species found in the southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands, such as Tasmania. These snakes are highly variable in their colour, often banded like those on a tiger, and forms in their regional occurrences.

Inland Taipan​
Inland Taipan​

The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the taipan (Oxyuranus) genus, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia.

Coastal ​Taipan​
Coastal ​Taipan​

The coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus), or common taipan, is a species of large, extremely venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is native to the coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea.

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Mulga Snake​
Mulga Snake​

The mulga snake (Pseudechis australis) is a species of venomous snake found in Australia. It is one of the longest venomous snakes in the world, and is the second-longest in Australia (surpassed only by the coastal taipan).

Lowland ​Copperhead​
Lowland ​Copperhead​

The copperhead feed mostly on frogs and lizards but, occasionally small mammals and birds may be taken. Reproduction. As an adaptation to living in cold climates, copperheads produce their young alive rather than laying eggs.

Common ​Death Adder​
Common ​Death Adder​

Did You Know? Strangely enough, death adders are not true adders. They belong to the same family as other venomous Australian snakes, the elapids.

Red-Bellied ​Black Snake​
Red-Bellied ​Black Snake​

The red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom is capable of causing significant morbidity, a bite from it is not generally fatal and is less venomous than other Australian elapid snakes.

Eastern ​Brown Snake​
Eastern ​Brown Snake​

The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis), often referred to as the common brown snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the family Elapidae, native to eastern and central Australia and southern New Guinea.

Pseudonaja ​Nuchalis​
Pseudonaja ​Nuchalis​

Pseudonaja nuchalis, commonly known as the western brown snake or gwardar, is a species of very fast, highly venomous elapid snake native to Australia. Its colour and pattern are rather variable, depending largely on its location.

Acanthophis​
Acanthophis​

We all know that Australia is host to a number of deadly organisms, and it seems to keep producing new ones. This is the Kimberley death adder, Acanthophis cryptamydros, and although it certainly isn’t the largest snake in the world, reaching just 20 inches (51 centimeters) in length, it can still pack a rather nasty punch.

source: futurism.com
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