Slimy, slithery, and very dangerous. We may be talking about many things here, but in this case, we’re talking about one of the most poisonous animals in the world — snakes. Think about it. There are 3,000 species of snakes all over the world. Just about 400 of those 3,000 are incredibly venomous, and a still smaller number of those 400 are unbelievably lethal to humans. Assuming you’re not Steve Irwin, how do you know the snakes are in the group of dangerous ones? Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list like that, but don’t be surprised if you’re overwhelmed by the heebie-jeebies.
You’ll find King Cobra – the longest, most venomous snake in the world – in Asia and the jungles of India. Uh. GULP. It is not really a “true cobra” rising upwards of 18.8 feet. Only tell what? True, it falls into its sub-genus class instead. Will that make it less scary somehow? Okay, all right, maybe it’ll help. As they prefer to kill lizards, rats, and other snakes, King Cobras aren’t generally deadly to humans. However, in just a couple of hours, this critter has enough neurotoxin in its venom to actually paralyze and kill an elephant. Yeah, and the survival rate is about 40 percent if it bites a human.