Around the world, there exists a little of snake species which are capable of causing harm or even death to humans. These species not only have a lethally bite in/ and of itself, but also most of them considered as venomous snakes and cause the highest rates of human deaths due to their violent behavior and potent venom. This article illustrates and explains the 10 deadliest snakes which are currently known to exist, based on an analysis of both the overall toxicity and potential for human mortalities in the absence of medicines or appropriate antivenom.
What are the world’s deadliest snakes? From the Black mamba to the Inland Taipan, here are ten of the deadliest and most dangerous snakes on the planet.
10. Black mamba ( Dendroaspis polylepis)
The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake that locates in sub-Saharan Africa. This particular serpent can exist in both grounds as well as trees usually found along savannas, woodlands and forests. These snakes primarily depend on birds and other small animals. The mamba is also considered as one of the longest deadly snake in the world which is approximately 10 feet in length and some have even reached lengths of closely 14.8 feet. Their colors can vary into grey, olive or dark brown with adults being far darker than young mambas. Because of the color of its inner mouth- a gaping black maw it displays when threatened, is one of the reasons why it acquires the name black mamba.
The black mamba, unlike other snakes, usually brings about multiple bites when it strikes. Its venom, primarily a neurotoxin induces symptoms within about 10 minutes and is fatal if treatments not provided rapidly. Like many other venomous snake bites, a black mamba doesn’t cause in local swelling and necrosis rather causes severe tingling, neurological dysfunction, blurred vision and paralysis of the respiratory system. Not only that but also extreme drowsiness, inability to speak, nausea, vomiting and extreme sweating are also common.
9. Belcher’s sea snake( Hydrophis belcheri)
The belches’ sea snake is an extremely venomous snake and considered as one of the most poisonous snake in the world. The snake is relatively small in size; 1.5-3.3 feet in length with a slender body and a yellow base with green cross bands. It exists commonly in the Indian Ocean, as well as the Philippines, gulf of Thailand, the Solomon Islands and the northwest coasts of Australia. The belcher’s sea snake is so poisonous that a single bite can kill a victim in less than 30 minutes. Its venom consists of high levels of neurotoxins and myotoxins. It is studied that one drop of its venom is to be strong enough to kill 1800 people. Symptoms include extreme abdominal pain, extreme bleeding, renal failure and respiratory failure.
8. Philippine cobra ( Naja philippinensis)
Philippine cobra, which is a highly venomous species of snakes, exists in the northernmost corners of the Philippine islands. The species is quite sturdy and owns a hood that can be raised when in danger. The average length of this cobra may reach to approximately 3.3 feet and more likely to be brown in color. These snakes have a neurotoxin that directly affects the respiratory system and the venom is extremely powerful. It is known to cause paralysis of the neuromuscular system.
Symptoms of a cobra’s bite often appear very rapidly within about 30 minutes and these include vomiting, migraines, abdominal pain, dizziness and also difficulty in breathing.
The venom itself is deadly means the potential treatments are not always successful and usually results in death. Apart from biting the Philippine cobra even has the ability to spit its venom to potential victims which cause serious damages to the eyes which results permanent blindness.
7. Death Adder ( Acanthophis antarcticus)
The death adder is considered as one of the deadliest elapid snake found in Australia, New Guinea and the surrounding region. This species has a viper-like appearance. Death adders are quire short in which can grow at least 1.3 feet in length. They possess triangular heads and small scales adorning their bodies. Also they own large fangs and can take on a reddish yellow, brown or greenish-grey hue. The death adder often lies in wait for its prey and ambushes possible victims with lightning-fast attacks. It is very amazing how the death adder can strike its target and inject its venom within seconds.
The death adder as the name implies, has a deadly neurotoxin which often causes paralysis as well as a complete respiratory system shutdown and ultimately results in death within 6 hours. Although ant venoms have been developed, deaths still happen from their bites as those ant venoms can only be able to slow down the progression of symptoms to a degree.
6. Russell’s viper ( Daboia russelii)
Russelss’s viper, also known as the chain viper is a venomous snake which is found predominately in Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan and India. Vipers are quite common and are normally found in grasslands or bushy areas and tend to avoid forested regions, as well as marshes. One of the chain viper’s primary food sources are rodents. As a result, these snakes are usually found around human settlements. Chain vipers composed of flat, triangular heads, along with rounded and raised snouts. Their color pattern typically yellow, tan and brown and can vary by snake.
These deadly snakes can extend its length until 5.5. Feet. Chain vipers produce a significant amount of venom in their bites, which are deadly to humans in doses between 40-70 milligrams. Commonly, the symptoms include excessive bleeding, a rapid drop in blood pressure, vomiting, kidney failure and also blood clotting. Although an anti-venom is available, the pain upon biting often continues for approximately four weeks and ultimately causes severe tissue damage.
5. Blue krait ( Bungarus candidus)
The blue krait is also a highly venomous snake of the elapid family. It can grow at least up to 3.6 feet in length and upholds a color pattern of bluish-black cross bands which are separated by yellowish-white interspaces. The blue krait is found principally in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Thailand and in often near rivers, lakes and ponds. It mainly feed on mice, other snakes and small rodents. The blue krait’s venom is highly potent and consists of extremely powerful neurotoxins that has the ability to paralyze its victim’s muscular system resulting inability to speak or think clearly also when upon attacking to respiratory system causes suffocation resulting inability to breath.
4. Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
The Taipan is considered as one of the deadliest snakes in the world today because of its severity in venom. It can reach up to 5.9 feet in length and primarily depends on rats along with other small animals. The Taipan resides mainly along the northeast coast of Queensland, as well as the southern sector of Papua New Guinea. Its venom contains high level of neurotoxins and even from a one bite can cause headache, convulsions and respiratory paralysis within 1-2 hours.
3. Eastern brown ( Pseudonaja textilis)
Eastern browns reside in nearly all environments, except for dense forests around Australia and southern New Guinea. They are most common around farms as they mainly consume house mice.
This extremely deadly serpent is quite slender in appearance and can reach an average length of 5.0- 6.6 feet. As the name implies, eastern brown is typically brown in color and may have blackish appearance as well. They are well recognized for their small fangs, dark tongues and dark black eyes. They tend to be more active during the daylight hours. The venom of this snake is extremely deadly but it has been investigated that the bites from this snake have a fairly low mortality rate –approximately 10% – as the snake does not typically deliver a high volume of venom with each bite. Symptoms include a sudden drop of blood pressure, severe bleeding, heart failure and kidney failure. Depending on the amount of venom injected during the bite, some individuals may develop symptoms very rapidly within minutes.
2. Tiger snake ( Notechis scutatus)
The tiger snake is another highly venomous serpent which exists along the southern sector of Australia and Tasmania particularly in coastal regions, wetlands and marshes. Depending on their location, these snakes consists of large variety of colors like olive, yellow, orange, brown and black. It can reach its length up to 3.9 feet. Considering the venom of tiger snake, it is composed of highly potent myotoxins, neurotoxins and coagulants. Symptoms of their bite may include extreme pain in the neck and the foot, paralysis and of course trouble breathing. Fortunately there is effective anti-venom and it may save the life if provided in time.
1. Rattlesnake ( Crotalus scutulatus )
Rattlesnake, also known as Mojave green, is one of the highly deadliest and venomous pit-viper species. They inhabits primarily in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and also central Mexico. Most of the Rattlesnakes grows around 3.3 feet in length. The snake’s color fluctuates from light green to brown, letting to easily blend with its nearby surroundings. However, Bites from the rattlesnakes often have delayed symptoms, but within hours or so vision problems, muscle weakness and also difficulty in swallowing can be happen. Besides, the venom usually causes difficulty breathing and thus leads to respiratory failure and ultimately to death. Furthermore the fatalities relatively rare now because of the finding of CroFab anti venom which gives highly effective neutralizing effects.
#EndSARS Protests: I Have No Dime, No Kobo Investment In The Tollgate – Tinubu
Former governor of Lagos State, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu says he has no dime in the funds generated at the Lekki Tollgate.
Tinubu follows claims and reports that his interest and involvement in the shooting that took place on Tuesday is based on the fact that he was making money of the tollgate, a source of income that was crippled following days of the #EndSARS protest.
In a telephone interview with Channels Television, the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart said, ““I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate”.
He also denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company, the firm which manages the tollgate.
Tinubu further denied being the one who gave the orders for the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate saying “I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.”
Tinubu questioned the logic behind the use of live arms on protesters who were unarmed.
The APC chieftain said he was accused and reported to the presidency that he was behind the protests.
He said their are still claims that it was him who sponsor of the protesters.
According to Tinubu, it was his intervention that that spurred Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to respond to the demands of the protesters.
“That was why he (Sanwo-Olu) set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The governor has gone to the home of one of the victims to appeal to them.
“He has put N200m together as part of restitution and compensation for those attacked.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Tinubu cautioned protesters against giving the impression that they wanted to cause anarchy.
He warned that “any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order” if it is convinced that chaos is the purpose of any protest organized.
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– Vice President Osinbajo has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos state – Osinbajo expressed sadness over the deaths so far recorded while pledging that the FG will get justice for all of them – The vice president noted that he has spoken with some survivors of the ugly incident
Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed sadness over the killing of some #EndSARS protesting youths at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20. In a thread of tweets posted on his verified Twitter handle, @ProfOsinbajo, on Wednesday night, October 21, the vice president also registered his condolence over the deaths of some policemen and other Nigerians in different parts of Lagos and other states. Noting that he has spoken to some survivors in the hospital, Professor Osinbajo admitted that some losses so far recorded can not be replaced.
Lekki shooting: Some losses are irreplaceable, we’ll get justice for all, Osinbajo speaks. Photo credit: Professor Yemi Osinbajo Source: Facebook He, however, pledged that the Nigerian government will get justice for all of them. He said: “I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times.” The vice president also prayed that the nation will never see a repeat of such tragedies again.
The monarch who is the president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) made the move over the unrest across the country that has led to the loss of lives in Lagos, Benin and other locations. The monarch requested all Imams across the country to dedicate their sermons to the ongoing crisis in the country, by calming down the strained nerves with their clement preaching for peace as well as their verbal ventilation of the national atmosphere for permanent tranquillity to the benefit of all and sundry.
EndSARS: Obaseki gives escaped inmates 3-days ultimate to return
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has given the inmates who escaped from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre, Sapele Road and the Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre up till Friday, October 23 to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the governor gave the three-day ultimatum in Benin on Wednesday, October 21, while on an assessment tour of the facilities in company of the the Controller of Correction, Edo State Command, Babayo Maisanda, who announced that six out of the 1,993 inmates who escaped during the jail breaks had voluntarily returned.
It would be recalled that some hoodlums who highjacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest in the state had on Monday attacked the two Correctional Centres and freed the inmates after unleashing terror on the facilities, its personnel and their properties, mostly, vehicles. [Swipe]
‘History Will Remember You’: Ighalo Slams Govt Over Lekki #EndSARS Protest Shooting
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo has slammed Nigerian authorities over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
He condemned the shooting by the security operatives which led to the death and injury of several protesters on Tuesday evening at the Lekki toll gate.
“I am sad and heartbroken; I don’t know where to start from,” the Manchester United striker said in a Twitter video after the English Premier League side won their Champions League fixture against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
He added, “Today, October 20, 2020, you people will be remembered in history as the first government that sent the military to the city to start killing their own citizens.”
Ighalo, who says he is not the type that gets involved in politics, believes it will be a disservice for him to keep quiet on the shooting.
He took a swipe at the government for the incident, stressing that the people were tired of them and could not condone such a reckless act any longer.
The 31-year-old said, “I can’t keep quiet anymore on what is going on back home in Nigeria. I will say Nigerian government, you guys are a shame to the world for killing your own citizens; sending the military to the streets to kill unarmed protesters, it is uncalled for.
“I am ashamed of this government, we are tired of you guys, and we can’t take this anymore.”
He, therefore, called on the United Nations and the United Kingdom among others to intervene in the crisis in Nigeria.
Ighalo also urged them to help the poor Nigerians and caution the local authorities against “killing their own citizens”.
He appealed to the youths to, as much as they could, stay safe and steer clear of activities that could lead to a recurrence of the ugly incident.
UN Condemns Shooting Of Lekki Protesters, Calls For End To Police Brutality In Nigeria
The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, condemning violent clashes that claimed multiple lives and caused many injuries.
This position was contained in a communiqué by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric.
According to the statement, the Secretary-General has been following recent developments in Nigeria and has called for an end to police brutality and abuses.
Mr Guterres condemned the shooting of protesters on Tuesday at Lekki in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.
He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General called on the Nigerian authorities to investigate the incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
The UN chief urged the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
The Secretary-General encouraged the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation.
He reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.
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Laycon: Biography, Networth And All You Need To Know
Olamilekan Agbeleshie popularly known as Laycon is BBNaija’s housemate for this year’s Lockdown Edition. Laycon before joining the house is a singer and a rapper who hails from Lagos.
The 26 year old was born in 1996 to Mr & Mrs Agbeleshe.
Laycon started his music journey at an early age. Many have tagged Laycon as the new school of rap music in Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University Of Lagos with philosophy.
Laycon also describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.
According to Laycon he said during the lockdown, he developed the ability of singing and reading my bible.
His song ‘Fierce’ featuring rapper Reminisce and Chinko Ekun making it to MTV BASE Top ten charts for six months is one of his biggest achievements.
After his inclusion, Laycon has gotten numerous endorsements from most celebrities just for him being a rapper.
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You can follow Laycon on his instagram account @itslaycon and on twitter @itsLaycoon
According to reports, Laycon is networth is estimated to be around $7,000