Top 10 Most Deadliest and Dangerous Snakes In the World

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Below you can find the list of the top 10 most deadliest and dangerous snakes in the world. For a detailed coverage of this topic and a more comprehensive list, please see the 20 most deadliest and dangerous snakes in the world

10. Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica)

Subcutaneous LD50 (Mg/kg): 0.144

Venom Yield/Bite (Mg): 350.0-600.0

Distribution: Africa

Although it’s among the most deadliest snakes in the world, it rarely bites humans as it is not an aggressive species. It mainly lives in the rainforest areas. Gaboon vipers are not willing to move, even if you approach them. They generally bite when somebody steps on them accidentally. They can inject large portion of venom into the victim’s body. There are records saying their venom yield can reach even 1000 mg/bite. A study written by Marsh and Whaler in 1994 mentioned a venom yield of 9.7 mL of wet venom, which means 2,400 mg of dried venom. Symptoms of this snake’s bite include severe shock, hypotension, dyspnoea, heart damage and internal bleeding.


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