Most Poisonous Snakes in the World: All snakes can be scary and dangerous, but there’s something about the image of a venom-spitting cobra that makes poisonous snakes even eerier. The way they can launch an attack with lightning-fast speed and precise accuracy makes them a lethal adversary, and one best avoided.
There’s also the horrifying images we’ve seen of some snakes engulfing entire animals inside them for digestion, after paralyzing the creature and leaving it prone and helpless. Several videos have been captured of large snakes ingesting animals like full-sized dogs, and they’re truly astounding and even terrifying.
Yet one thing about snakes is that they actually are mostly non-confrontational, and don’t go out of their way to attack humans. The primary reason venomous snakes attack is out of fear. If you stumble upon a snake in the wild, the safest thing to do is simply back away from it and continue on your way (in a different direction).
A lot of these snakes are able to live in water and all different types of climates, and we recently ran a list of some of these large bodies of water, The 15 Largest Bodies of Water in the World, that surely contain some of the snakes on this list. Moreover, don’t be fooled by the colors of different snakes as if they pertain to their potential deadliness; even the most mundane looking snakes can be incredibly deadly.
Now then, lets take a look at the top seven most poisonous snakes in the world.
7. Common Krait
This snake is found mostly in India and South Asia. The snake is typically a glossy black with white stripes and it eats all types of small mammals. Moreover, the Common Krait actually attacks its prey in its sleep, and its bite is almost painless. This snake is responsible for the majority of all snakebites in South Asia, and it’s one of the most poisonous snakes in the world.
6. Philippine Cobra
While Cobras are often associated with venom because of their iconic spit and look, most are actually not all that poisonous. However, the Philippine Cobra is extremely deadly and can shoot its venom from a distance of up to three meters. This snake is so poisonous that if bitten by it, one can be paralyzed within an hour.
Two deadly snakes down, five to go, on our countdown of the most poisonous snakes in the world, continuing on the next page.