Today we’re getting up close and personal with the most venomous snakes on the planet. You’ll learn how to spot them, what makes them so dangerous, and most importantly, how to survive their painful bites. Brace yourself; this is gonna hurt.

Number 5 – The Tiger Snake

Slithering through the creeks and rivers of southern Australia is the deadly Tiger Snake. You’ll know it when you see it – tiger snakes have distinctive stripes across their bodies that make them easy to identify. You know, kinda like a tiger. And like a tiger, you shouldn’t mess with it. If you’re unlucky enough to be bitten by a tiger snake, you can look forward to a world of hurt. Its venom contains neurotoxins that can cause serious damage to your nervous system, weakening your muscles and potentially leading to paralysis or death within just 15 minutes. If you come face to face with a Tiger Snake, watch out for its warning signs. When threatened, it will raise itself up and hiss loudly. If that doesn’t scare you off, the snake will inflate and deflate its body, a telltale sign of an incoming attack. Sounds pretty intense, right? Better get that first aid kit ready because we’re just getting started. But before we meet our next slithering nightmare, be sure to like and subscribe.

Number 4: Cottonmouth

These venomous snakes are native to the southeastern United States and can often be found hanging out near bodies of water. While they prefer the taste of turtles and fish, the Cottonmouth snake isn’t above taking a chunk out of you. Symptoms of a Cottonmouth bite include severe pain, swelling, and tissue damage. If you’re unlucky enough to get bitten, you need to stay calm. Easier said than done, I know, but it’s crucial you keep your cool. You’re going to need to lower your heart rate. This will slow down the spread of the venom. Oh, and before you even think about it, do not suck the venom out. I know you’ve seen it in the movies, but trust me, you’re just going to make things worse. Trying to suck the venom out is only going to move the venom from your wound to your mouth. Which is, medically speaking, really bad. Cottonmouths are territorial and known to attack if they feel threatened. So watch your step.

Number 3: Coral Reefs Snakes

While there are several different types of coral reef snakes, there are two you really have to worry about. First up is the Dubois sea snake, which roams the waters of the Coral Sea, the Arafura Sea, the Timor Sea, and the Indian Ocean. Its bite contains a potent mix of toxins that can quickly mess up your nervous system and cause paralysis. In severe cases, a bite from a Dubois sea snake can be fatal, especially if left untreated. The good news is that the ocean is, well, big, so the chances of you running into one are pretty slim. The same can’t be said about the Olive sea snake. According to a 2021 study, olive sea snakes approach divers during … mating season. Do you see where this is going? As the male serpent coils itself around your leg, your first instinct would be to try to escape. But here’s the thing, when you try to flee, you’re actually mimicking the problematic courtship methods of the Olive sea snake. Yeah, when the female Olive sea snake tries to slither away, the male will bite down to prevent its mate from escaping. The same thing is happening… to your arm. This is getting dark. According to scientists, the best thing to do is to just let the snake go to town on your limbs. OK, it can’t get worse than that can it?

Number 2: Russell’s viper

Apparently yes. Russell’s viper is a highly dangerous snake in India, with tens of thousands of bites recorded every year. Is considered one of the “”big four”” most venomous snakes in India, along with the spectacled cobra, common krait, and saw-scaled viper. Now, the exact makeup of the Russell’s viper venom can vary between not-so-bad to horrifically painful as it depends on its diet and environment. But a viper bite is a viper bite. Its venom can cause severe paralysis, blood loss, and even multi-organ failure. When they feel threatened, they coil into an S-shape. If you see this, you’re in serious trouble. The last warning you’ll get is a loud hiss before it strikes, but chances are if you’re hearing that sound, you’re already screwed

Number 1 – Puff Adder

Don’t laugh. I know the name is a bit silly, but trust me, the reason why is terrifying. Measuring up to 1.5 m long, the puff adder is extremely aggressive and is more than equipped to handle you.
Not only does it blend in with its environment, it can actually sense vibrations in the ground, making it an incredibly dangerous hunter. The venom from the puff adder is highly toxic and can cause wreak havoc on your nervous system, cause internal bleeding, and paralyze you. These symptoms can progress quickly and can be life-threatening. Luckily for you, there is an anti-venom available. That is if you can make it to a hospital in time. Congratulations, you made it out alive!



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