Top 10 Most Dangerous Snakes in the World


Dangerous Snakes The most dangerous snake in the world is Belcher’s Sea Snake, which can be found in water in South East Asia and Northern Australia. Snake is considered the sign of fear and danger in this world. Even snake name is enough to terrify anyone. There are many species of snakes are found in this world. Here is the list of top 10 most dangerous snakes and venomous snakes in the world.

Most of the people think that snakes are the most dangerous animal in the world as compares to dangerous dogs, Tiger or Lion.

They are found almost in every country of the world. Some species are less dangerous while some snake species are harmful to that extent that their single bite can cause the death within 15 minutes. We tell you about such venomous snakes on this land. Their bite causes severe consequences and can cause coma and death if treatment is not given. In the past, no proper treatment was discovered, but now antivenin of snake bite are found but still some snakes have very toxic venom and can not treat its victims.

Complete explanation of World’s Top 10 most dangerous snakes

10. Saw Scales Viper

10 Saw Scales ViperVipers frequently found in the Middle East and Central Asia such as China, India, and South East Asia.Most dangerous vipers are Saw Scaled Viper and Chain Viper. They usually come out after rain. Most species have venom that causes acute symptoms , pain at the site of bite and swelling of that area. Bleeding from gums is very common symptoms .other symptoms include low blood pressure and slow heart rate, vomiting, facial swelling within 48 hours.Without treatment victim face painful and the slow death due to septicemia, respiratory within four weeks.

9. Philippine Cobra

9 Philippine CobraCobra species not included in this list, but Philippine Cobra is the exception. We can easily spot this by wide neck collar. Its venom is most toxic. They spit it about 3 meters long, and it affects the respiratory and cardiac functions rapidly, and death occurs in 30 minutes. Its venom is act like a neurotoxin and interrupts the nerve signals transmission. Other symptoms include the vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, nausea, dizziness, and collapse.

8. Tiger Snake

8 Tiger SnakeTiger Snake is very aggressive snake found in Australia. Tiger Snake recognized by its width and yellow bands. Its venom is very toxic and causes death in 30 minutes. However, 6-24 hours takes. Tiger snake is the reason of death many people in the Australia.When its antivenin was not developed it causes severe painful symptoms like tingling, sweating, numbness, localized pain in the foot and neck and paralysis. The bite of tiger snake bite is very accurate.

7. Black Mamba

7 Black MambaBlack Mamba is the fastest snake on this land. They found in many parts of Africa. They travel quickly at the speed of 20 Km/h. The venom of Black Mamba is too much toxic that its single bite can kill ten people. This one is also the very aggressive snake in this world, and its venom is very fast acting. One bite of Black Mamba deliver about 100-120 mg venom and almost in 50% cases death of victim occurs.

Its symptoms include tingling sensation in the mouth, double vision, fever, excessive salivation, and ataxia. If the victim does not receive treatment then nausea, vomiting, shock, nephrotoxicity, coma and death occur. Its mortality rate is high as compared to other snake venom and one single bite cause death within 15 minutes to 3 hours.

6. Blue Krait

6 Blue KraitBlue Krait also called Malayan Krait is the very deadly species. They found in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Its venom is 16 times more potent than the cobra and mostly cause death even treatment is given. They come out at night and kill other snakes even other Kraits.But they prefer to hide rather than fight. The symptoms from its one bite are very severe like muscle paralysis, blockage nerve endings, cramps, spasms, tremors and finally paralysis. Death occurs after 6-12 hours after its biting. It is said that its antivenin is not s efficient and cause coma and brain death.

5. Eastern Brown Snake

5 Eastern Brown SnakeEastern Brown Snake is aggressive one and found in Australia. They also found in populated areas. If Eastern Brown Snake feel the threat from any person, they will chase that person even out of its territory. 1/14,000m ounce venom is enough to kill in a single bite. Usually, they bite upon movement so stand still if you encounter that brown snake. Its habit is astonishing they decide to bite if they can not feel safe.The venom contains blood coagulants and neurotoxins. Half of its bite can cause death and paralysis.

4. Inland Taipan

4 Inland TaipanTaipan is fund frequently in Australia. Inland Taipan is the most dangerous species among Taipans and known as Fierce Snake. Its venom is toxic venom on this land. The snake can kill 100 humans by a single bite. Its single bite produces 110 mg venom. It is not aggressive usually and avoid human contact. Its venom is usually ten times more toxic than the cobra. It can kill an adult human within 45 minutes however no fatalities have been recorded yet.

3. Death Adder

3 Death AdderDeath Adder found in Australia, New Guinea. They hunt other snakes usually via ambush. Death Adder bites considered the most dangerous bite in the world. It causes death within 6 hours because respiratory depression. Its antivenin is powerful, and no death occur. But if proper treatment is not given its bite could be lethal. It has quickest strike rate than any other snake. It strikes and goes back within 0.13 seconds.

2. Rattlesnake

2 RattlesnakeRattlesnake is a type of Pit Vipers. They found throughout in America. The name rattle is due to rattle located at the end of the tail. This rattle creates noise. Eastern Diamondbacks are the most dangerous among Rattlesnakes. They have hemotoxic venom which causes degenerating organs, destroying tissues and coagulopathy. They have the ability to strike up to 2/3 of body length. A rattlesnake bite is fatal and due to the inability of antivenin to control venom loss of limb or death occur. Antivenin works if given on time.

1. Belcher’s Sea Snake

1 Belcher's Sea SnakeBelcher’s Sea Snake is the most dangerous snake on the land. They found in Northern Australia and South East Asia water. Their stripes recognize sea snake. Few milligrams Belcher’s sea bite venom is enough for 1000 humans. Can you imagine its toxicity?. The Interesting thing is that they have no interest in confrontation but they bite when they fell threat. Usually, fishermen are the target of these snakes.

List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Snakes in the World

Sr. No Most Dangerous Snakes
1 Becher’s Sea Snake Northern Australia and South East Asia
2 Rattlesnake America
3 Death Adder Australia, New Guinea
4 Inland Taipan Australia
5 Eastern Brown Snake Australia
6 Blue Krait South East Asia , Indonesia
7 Black Mamba Africa
8 Tiger Snake Australia
9 Philippine Cobra Philippine
10 Saw Scales Vipers Middle East and Central Asia


By reading this article, you will know a lot about snakes. We have told you about their habitat and their venom.You can meet some of them in any populated area of this region. Some of them are so deadly that cause death at the point. Now you know about their symptoms and treatment. In case if you encountered any of these snakes then immediately take the treatment otherwise serious complications result.