Snakes are scary cold-blooded reptiles. Few of them are poisonous, enough to kill any number.
The following snakes were known to be among the most poisonous on Earth, based on their venom potency and potential to cause harm to humans:
Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Also known as the "fierce snake" or "small-scaled snake," the Inland Taipan is considered the most venomous snake in the world. Its venom is extremely potent, containing neurotoxins that can cause rapid paralysis and death if not treated promptly.
Belcher's Sea Snake (Hydrophis belcheri)
This marine snake, found in the waters of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, possesses highly toxic venom. Fortunately, it is not known to be aggressive and rarely bites humans.
Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
Another member of the Taipan genus, the Coastal Taipan, is highly venomous. It is primarily found in northeastern Australia and is known for its nervous disposition.
King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
While not the most venomous snake in terms of venom toxicity, the King Cobra's large size and potent venom make it one of the most dangerous. Its venom affects the nervous system and can be fatal to humans if untreated.
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
The Black Mamba is a highly venomous snake found in Africa. It is known for its speed and aggression, and its venom contains both neurotoxins and cardiotoxins, which can lead to rapid fatality if bitten.
It's important to note that the danger posed by these snakes largely depends on various factors, including the snake's behavior, the amount of venom injected, the location of the bite, and the speed of medical treatment. Antivenom and prompt medical attention can significantly improve the chances of survival in case of a snakebite. As new research and discoveries are continually made, the information may have changed since my last update, so I recommend consulting more recent sources for the latest information on venomous snakes.