World’s Most Venomous Snake – The Taipan
Are you scared of snakes? Meet the most venomous snake in the world – the Inland Taipan, or Oxyuranus. A single bite from this awesome snake can kill 250,000 mice, yes… it is that venomous. Let’s find out more about it.
The Inland Taipan can be found in Australia and as far as we know, it is the most venomous snake in the world. It’s venom is far more powerful than those of the fearful cobras or vipers.
This snake is tremendously active when it comes to hunting, but it absolutely hates being in groups, hence preferring solitude. Luckily for us, this little guy’s habitat includes rocks, deserts and hollow grounds, so unless you go looking for him, he won’t come a’looking for you.
How does the world’s most venomous snake attack?
The Inland Taipan is ‘packing’ two hollow fangs which are used to inject a remarkably potent dose of saliva into the whomever threatens it. This saliva is referred to as venom, which mostly consists of neurotoxins. If this snake were to bite you, you would probably die within forty-five minutes, so try not to entice this bad guy.
How big is the world’s most venomous snake?
This awesome little critter can grow up to 2.5 meters, which may not be so impressive to some, but then again, big essences come in small packagings. The Inland Taipan has the ability to change it’s color depending on the season. How can it change colors you ask? It does so, through its amazing ability to absorb heat. Hence, this snake will be a dark brown throughout the summer, and a glossy dark hue in winter.
What does it feed on?
The world’s most venomous snake feeds on small rodents, and if he has plenty of food, it will lay up till 20 eggs, whereas if the food is scarce, it will lay fewer.
So there you have it, all there is to know about the most venomous snake in the world. Have a look at more pictures of it below.
See an interesting and informative video of this snake below:
Have a look right here if you are interested to see the longest snake in the world.
Written with love and coolness by crissa on June 23, 2013 in Awesome Stuff
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