15 Deadliest Snakes On Earth

1. Boomslang
The Boomslang is covered spotted green skin with a matching pair of huge eyes that look extraordinarily cool, but unfortunately, they’re not that friendly. Their venom contains a hemotoxin that disables the coagulation process in a person’s body. Signs and symptoms of a bite may not show until hours after.

2. Sharp-Nosed Pit Viper
The Sharp-nosed pit viper, nicknamed “hundred pacers” is mainly found in southeast Asia. It is very poisonous and it is said that victims will only be able to walk 100 steps before dying. Symptoms of a bite include swelling, blistering, necrosis, and ulceration. Luckily, there is an antivenom made in Taiwan.

3. Tiger Snake
The Tiger snake gets its name from its color, as it is banded like the tiger. They’re as dangerous as tigers too. Once bitten, a person will suffer pain followed by breathing difficulties and finally paralysis. Studies show that untreated bites have a mortality rate of 40-60%.

4. Black Mamba
A Black Mamba can move at speeds of up to 12.5 mph, making it the fastest snake on the planet. They’re good at multiple attacks in a short time when provoked, which means they’ll deliver enough toxins to make you die ten times. Antivenom should be administered within 20 minutes, or it doesn’t work.

5. Saw-Scaled Viper
Another terrifying devil that each year kills more people than any other snake. Once bitten, you’ll suffer bleeding disorders including the possibility of an intracranial hemorrhage. If you can’t get treatment immediately you will suffer a long, painful death.

6. Eastern Green Mamba
This venomous snake lives in the trees of East Africa. There was one case where someone died in as little as 30 minutes after one bite. The symptoms of the bite included difficulty breathing, convulsions and nausea.

7. Inland Taipan
The Inland Taipan is distinct from other snakes as it is an expert in hunting mammals and killing warm-blooded species. This makes it the most venomous snake in the world. It usually does not strike unless provoked. Once bitten, the neurotoxins, hemotoxins, mycotoxins included in the venom will respectively affect your nervous system, blood, and muscles. If untreated the venom can be lethal.

8. Eastern Brown Snake
When you live or travel on the east coast of Australia, be very careful of Eastern Brown Snakes! A bite from them can cause dizziness, renal failure, paralysis and cardiac arrest. It is responsible for 60% of snakebite deaths in Australia. But actually, they prefer rodents to humans, unless of course they feel threatened.

9. Common Lancehead
The Common Lancehead lives in the tropical lowlands of northern South America. They’re often found in coffee and banana plantations searching for rodents. Their venom is very lethal and fast acting. Almost all cases lead to temporary or sometimes permanent memory loss even when treatment is promptly received.

10. King Cobra
These cobras that mainly live in India and other parts of Southeast Asia have the deadliest know toxin which can even kill a giant elephant. Once bitten by a “king,” your central nervous system will quickly be attacked resulting in pain, vertigo and eventually paralysis. It has been reported that death can occur as short as 30 minutes without the antivenom.

11. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
The Diamondback Rattlesnake lives in North America, and won’t attack humans unless it feels threatened. The last warning before a bite is when the snake violently shakes its tail. The venomous bite will cause red blood cell deterioration, tissue damage, and if left untreated, death.

12. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
As the name shows, this snake’s habitat is in the southwestern area of the United States. Like the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, it rarely attacks humans but has been reported to be responsible for the majority of snakebites in northern Mexico and the America. Don’t piss them off, or they will deliver a large amount of venom to your body.

13. Philippine Cobra
The Philippine Cobra is an expert in long-distance shooting, as they’re able to accurately spit their venom at a target up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) away. They love water and are often found close to ponds and rivers. 

14. African Puff Adder
The Puff Adder is responsible for the most snakebite fatalities in Africa, as they’re very aggressive and strike very fast. The warning signs are that they adopt a tightly coiled posture, and the fore part of their body will form an “S” shape.

15. Many-Banded Krait
The Many-banded krait is mainly found in southern China and Southeast Asia. They usually wander at night and become aggressive to hunt. Symptoms will not appear immediately after the bite but may show hours later. If untreated, death is likely 70-100% of the time.