Snakes are mysterious animals. Man knows little about them, of course, if he is not a biologist and not a passion to squamates order. Many believe in the stereotype that all snakes are deadly. Actually it is not so, non-venomous species of snakes much more than poisonous. Poison snakes are not for entertainment. Most often they use it for hunting, at least for self-defense. Therefore, the majority of people who died or were injured from snake bites, to blame themselves. Someone wanted to touch the animal, someone take a picture with him. Of course, not excluded and accidents when a person accidentally steps on a snake. What is she supposed to do in this situation? Only to protect himself as she can. Below is the list of 10 most dangerous snakes killers. With them better not to meet, and the meeting to run for the hills.
10. Coastal Taipan
The distribution of animal – primarily the Northern part of Australia, it is found in New Guinea. The length of the snake is 2 meters. Usually coastal Taimanov painted in brown color, only the head is lighter, and the belly is yellow or white. Coastal Taimanov known for their nasty disposition, they are very aggressive. When the snake changes its skin, and in the periods of reproduction, she becomes even more aggressive. The venom of the Taipan is very fast acting, man dies in 4 – 12 hours after the bite. Although against the venom of the Taipan invented an antidote against bites of this snake is dying every second person. The poison provokes paralysis of the respiratory muscles. In addition, reduced blood clotting.
9. African boomslang
Belongs to the family of colubrid snakes. Animal in tropical Africa. The maximum length is 2 meters, but usually they are much shorter. Color varies from light green to olive. Meet black, brown, or black stripes and spots. This snake is afraid of humans and will bite only if he touches her. Then he has no chance. The African poison boomslange very toxic. It enters the bloodstream and has a destructive effect on cells and tissues of the body. So if you are on your way met a snake, run like hell.
8. Green Mamba
Habitat – tropical forests of West Africa. The average length is 2 metres, but there are larger specimens. They are particularly delicate, oblong head is not fused with the body, as in most snakes. The color is mostly green. The older the reptile the darker color of her skin. These snakes are very beautiful, but to approach them in any case impossible. Green mambas live in forests, but in recent years cases of their appearance in the tea plantations and even in city parks. After a bite the man will live a maximum of half an hour, as the venom of this snake causes paralysis and necrosis. But she is very shy, if not disturbed, it will not bring harm.
7. Tiger snake
Areal South – East Australia. Are also found in New Guinea and Tasmania, but in much smaller amounts. Their length usually does not exceed 2 metres. From other reptiles, they are distinguished by the brindle color, on a black or gray background is a yellowish ring. Head is broad, massive figure. Poison tiger snakes are very strong. One snake for its poison can kill hundreds of people. Death comes like lightning. The poison causes cardiac arrest and breathing. But, like most snakes, tiger never attack first. They defend themselves when threatened.
6. Sand Viper
It belongs to the family of vipers. This snake inhabits North Africa and Central Asia. Compared to the other snakes she's quite petite, has a length of not more than 80 centimeters. The color of Golden sand, along the entire length of the body are large white spots. The venom of the sand carpet can reduce the level of blood clotting. In the case of a bite, severe bleeding provided. Although the venom is not the strongest, but in the world of every seven human beings who died from the bites of snakes, was killed by the EFA. But in most fatal cases he is guilty. Snakes are very fond of the abandoned house. There they live with their entire families. Sometimes the sand EFy settled in the attics of houses.
5. Indian Cobra
Her second title Cobra. Fairly large size, can reach a length of from 1.4 to 2 metres, the body volume. Color varies from dark yellow to black. To know Cobra is possible by drawing points on so-called "hood". It can be found in Central and South-East Asia, the Islands of Taiwan and Ceylon, in India. If a snake bites a human, it can survive only if within half an hour you get the antidote. Within the first minute after the bite, the victim is paralysis. But the Indian Cobra will never bite unless absolutely necessary. Not everyone knows that it causes a warning shot. Reptile is swinging and hits hard with his head. Only after that the Cobra may bite.
4. Black Mamba
"Black death" — so called by its residents-Africa. Long, 2.5 to 3 meters, but very light. Its weight does not exceed 2 kilograms. The color does not match the name. Color – all shades of green. The black Mamba is common in Africa, but only where a more arid climate, the moisture she doesn't like. The signs of the bite are similar to bites from other snakes. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, paralysis of the respiratory system. Again, the black Mamba will never attack a person if it will be nothing to threaten. At the meeting, she tries to escape. If you catch a snake by surprise, the bite is guaranteed.
3. Malay krayt
In length reaches up to 1.6 meters. A snake has a very interesting color, black stripes on light yellow background. Habitat – South East Asia, Thailand, South Bali, Sumatra. Its poison is very toxic. There are cases when a person dies almost immediately after the bite. If once this did not happen, there is a risk to fall into a coma, dying of paralysis of the respiratory system. In addition, its venom acts directly on the brain. The Malaysian krait is not dangerous, if it does not touch. Reptiles active at night, most attacks are committed in the dark, when the snake goes hunting.
Viper, usually small in size. At length they reach no more than 90 centimeters, but such instances are extremely rare. The color of the snake varies depending on habitat, they come in gray, black, brown, brown. Unlike other snakes, they are more "hardened", common in Europe and Asia, and of Africa, of course. It is their homeland. Adder lives in Russia. It can not meet, perhaps, only in Siberia. But do not be afraid, deaths from the bite of an ordinary Viper not so much. The majority of people feel the burning, swelling may appear. In more severe cases: nausea, vomiting, chills.
1. Belcher sea snake
This snake prefers water. It is small in size, in length up to 1 meter. Painted yellow with dark green stripes. It's habitat – the sea water, under water it can last up to 8 minutes. It is a great swimmer, she loves the reefs. Belcher is common in the Pacific ocean, primarily on the coasts of Thailand, the Philippines and several other countries. Its poison is very strong, 100 times stronger than the Taipan. However, sea snakes are not dangerous. They only attack fishermen when they network together with the fish. The nature of the belchers are very quiet, so they wanted to exclude from the list the most dangerous snakes.