Just about anyone you talk to will have a scale when discussing Mother Nature’s creatures. They’ll probably say that they love furry animals and birds, but hate insects and reptiles. One of the most commonly hated and misunderstood creatures on the planet is the snake. We say ‘misunderstood’, but what we really mean is ‘not feared enough’. Snakes are creatures pulled seemingly from a different time. Their lack of legs, long body, and abundant venom make them easy to abhor and even easier to fall prey to when you don’t see them coming. We decided to go around the world and pick out the deadliest snakes that happen to still slither around this planet.
Black Tiger Snakes
It’s almost become a meme at this point that Australia is filled to the brim with deadly, dangerous, and beautiful creatures. If you are afraid of nature’s horrors then you probably shouldn’t book a cheap flight and hotel reservation in the land down under. These beauties come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and colors. We’ll highlight the Black Tiger Snake thanks to its ominous appearance and lethal dosage of venom. You can die from a bite within half of an hour of being bitten, but fatalities are more common in the 6- to 24-hour range. If you get bit by one of these crawlers you’ll feel tingling, sweating, and numbness and you MUST get to antivenin before it is too late. For the most part Tiger Snakes are scared enough of humans that they’ll slither away if you run into them, but when cornered they become aggressive and ready to strike.