7 Most Deadliest Snakes To Avoid In The Wild

The rocky savanna is home to the "black," or black-mouthed, mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), which is frequently spotted on the ground. It appears to have a fondness for termite mounds.

A dangerous African snake named for its black mouth

Some species have mildly hazardous venom, such as the Okinawa habu (T. flavoviridis), an aggressive snake that frequently infiltrates homes in the Ryukyu Islands.

The barba amarilla ( yellow chin ) of Latin America

When hunting, the boomslang (Dispholidus typus) imitates a branch by silently extending its forward portion of its body from a tree.

One of the most dangerous snakes in Africa

The eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) is the most common tiger snake in southern Australia and its islands. Like Asian and African cobras, it flattens its head and neck before striking.

The quintessential Australian cobra

Science suggests that the saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) kills more people than any other snake species combined. Although its venom kills less than 10% of untreated victims.

The killer of the most people

Relatively speaking, the banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus) is extremely poisonous to cobras. Its venom is essentially a paralyzing neurotoxic.

A dangerous snake with a triangular-shaped cross section

The world's longest venomous snake is the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah). Its bite releases massive paralysis-causing neurotoxins. The snake's powerful and abundant venom may kill an elephant in hours.

The longest venomous snake in the world