TOP 20 Most Aggressive Snakes in the World
A real waving nightmare for some, a dangerous passion for others, the snake is one of the most feared animals on our planet. There are nearly 3500 species of this reptile that can live on land as well as in the seas and oceans of the globe 🐍. The number of deaths caused by snake bites is estimated at 125,000 per year, the majority of them in Africa and Australia. If the snake's sharp teeth are its main weapon, it masters other techniques, all equally effective, such as constriction and camouflage, which make it one of the most dreaded and feared crawlers on Earth. 😰
In this article, we compiled the ⚠️ 20 most aggressive snakes ⚠️ on the planet! Enjoy reading...
1. The King Cobra
We can't start the Top without introducing the King of Kings. 👑🐍
The King Cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world is also a star in India. Present in many streets shows where it reacts to the sound of a flute 🎶. These street shows are cruel, and represent torture for the animal which is having its teeth pulled out before being locked in a basket. Its venom level is among the highest in the world, up to 421 mg. However, these bites are very rare since it tends to avoid humans. However, in the case of a bite, death is almost instantaneous. ☠️
2. The Black Mamba Snake
Please make no mistake; the black mamba is not recognizable because it is all black. It can be grey, brown, black, or beige, but the inside of its mouth will ALWAYS remain black, hence its name. It is one of the most aggressive in the world and causes many victims every year in Africa. It can be found between Ethiopia and South Africa. His bite causes asphyxiation in only 2 hours, and, if not treated within 1h30, he dies. The snake is also the fastest globally, with a top speed of 23 km/hour. Measuring up to 4 meters, it has an aggressive behavior and has no fear of humans.
3. The Anaconda
The green anaconda is the longest snake in the world. The females can measure up to 8 meters while the males impose their 5 meters long in the Amazonian forests. These carnivores have for technique, like the boa, to suffocate their opponents by constriction before swallowing them completely. Videos are available on the net, where you will see this snake eating an alligator or a whole cow. 😱
4. The Burmese Python
Capable of adapting to alligators, the Burmese python is well known to the 90's generation since it was adapted for the cinema by Kaa in The Jungle Book. Today introduced in the United States, it is found mainly in East Asia: Burma, China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Measuring up to 6 meters long and weighing 100 kilos, it does not like men but does not fear them.
5. The Russell's viper
Among the biggest killers in India, Russell's viper accounts for nearly 15,000 deaths per year. Its pain is the sharpest and most painful of the reptilian reign and causes internal bleeding and necrosis. Absolutely not fearful. It will not hesitate to jump on you if you get too close.
6. The Puff Adder
The puff adder could just as well be called the amputation viper. The hooks at the front of its jaw are two centimeters long and are soaked with a powerful venom causing rapid necrosis leading, without immediate care, to amputation of the limb(s). This viper has the fastest attack in the world. However, it is possible to know when they will attack since they emit a hissing sound and move their head suddenly. Present throughout sub-Saharan Africa, its greatest concentration is found in Ethiopia.
7. Inland Taipan
25 times more dangerous than the cobra's, the Inland Taipan's venom causes "only" 3 to 5 deaths per year. This snake has a neurotoxic venom powerful enough to kill 100 men (or 100,000 rats) present in Australia and New Guinea. When it sheds its skin, the Taipan loses its brown color and turns yellow-green in summer. It is not one of the largest snakes, only between 2 and 4 meters long. Its particularity? Researchers have discovered that its venom remains biologically active 80 years after its death. It is, therefore, one of the most dangerous snakes in the world.
8. Sea Krait
One of only two aquatic snakes in this top. A single bite from this serpent causes death in 5 minutes 💀, the time it takes to smoke a cigarette. It is not aggressive at all, and fortunately since it can be seen on beaches, in trees, and the popular waters of the Pacific basin and Southeast Asia. Highly visible. Possessing tiny teeth, they would not be able to pierce a diver's wetsuit. He is not afraid of the presence of Man and swims regularly alongside divers. Striped black and white, please avoid getting too close to them.
9. Echis Carinatus
Even though it is small, Carinatus is one of the most aggressive and fastest in the world. Its mortality rate by bite is very high and climbs up to 90% in some areas of North Africa and the Middle East. Its venom has prolonged effects, and by the time you understand what is happening to you, it will already be too late. You will be dead.
The Bothrops is part of the viper family. Equally, at home in the trees of tropical forests or water, it can grow up to 2.5 meters long. It is known to have a triangular head and two balls of venom placed at the back of its skull. With one of the best camouflages on the planet, at the moment you see it, it is already too late. It is the snake that causes the most deaths in Latin America and especially in Costa Rica. Territorial as ever, it will not run away when you try to scare it.
11. Common krait
If his name sounds funny, don't laugh at him too much. With skin streaked with black and white, this reptile delivers a pre- and post-neurotoxic venom on which anti-venom is only 50% effective. Its presence in Asia, especially in Taiwan, is responsible for 80% of deaths due to snake bites.
12. Common death adder
The death adder is well named. Discovered in 2015 by a team of Australian researchers, this small specimen of about 1 meter has a very thick body with red, brown, or gray colors and light or dark transverse bands. Endemic to Australian lands, its venom is fatal in 90% of bite cases.
13. Monocled cobra
Monocled cobra is widespread in Southeast and South Asia. These cobras can adapt to a wide range of habitats. They are land snakes that feed on small mammals, snakes, amphibians, and other reptiles. When threatened, the snakes prepare to strike to defend themselves. This Cobra's venom is highly toxic and is a complex mixture of neurotoxins, cardiotoxins, and mycotoxins.
14. Indian Cobra
The Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra is mainly found in South Asia. Since it comes out, especially at night and dusk, it has a very effective venom and a remarkable speed. It is the most dangerous snake in Asia.
15. Bush Viper
The average size of individuals of this genus never exceeds 70 cm. Adult females are significantly larger than males. However, these Viperidae never let go of their prey after biting them because of the relatively low toxicity of their venom compared to the genus Echis for example, on the other hand, because of the nature of the prey very mobile as birds or batrachians arboreals.
16. Western diamondback rattlesnake
The diamondback rattlesnake, or Texas rattlesnake, measures between 1m50 and 2m in adulthood. In the common mind, it is simply called "rattlesnake" because of its tail wriggling in imitation of a shrill whistle. He is very aggressive and active during the day and after dark. He is responsible for more than half of the venomous bites throughout the United States. 🇺🇸
17. Eastern brown snake
Unlike its cousins in this classification, the brown snake is actually 9 very aggressive and venomous species. All these species live only in Australia (still) and measure, at most, two meters long. The common point of these reptiles is the mortality of their venom. This small crawler is known for its ease and habit of invading inhabited areas, making its encounter with humans daily.
18. Tiger snake
The Tiger Snake gets its name from its appearance with yellow stripes. Like the Desert Taipan, it is an endemic species of Australia. It is not very aggressive towards humans. It has a powerful venom and a speed of action that makes it relatively dangerous.
19. Water moccasin
Water moccasins are comfortable on land, in trees, and the water, although they live mainly in aquatic areas. The smallest snake on the list (about 80 cm) is a nocturnal animal with an excruciating bite. When its fangs penetrate the skin, the venom directly attacks the blood, which coagulates, keeping it from reaching the tissues and organs. Its attacks are fatally painful.
Also known as boomslang, Dispholidus Typus is found throughout tropical Africa, south of the Sahara to South Africa. Living mainly in trees, its color and size make it often confused with the mamba. When it is caught on the ground, it faces two choices: either it takes refuge in the tree, or it attacks to chew, with its venom fangs, and lets the poison take effect.