A fishing trip can be much fun, and there is nothing more relaxing than spending a few hours in your inflatable boat. You should, however, take into consideration that among fish, many other dangerous animals may be lurking around.
Snakes represent a real threat if encountered, so it is best you study the region before deciding where to go. Your fishing waders can help you, but you should not count on them all the time and to an extreme extent. Below you can find 5 of the most dangerous snake species out there.
Eastern Brown Snake
The Eastern Brown Snake is referred to as one of the most venomous snakes in the world. Based on a measure of a fatal dosage of toxin in mice, it displayed a considerable value of median lethal dose.
This species can be found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, where many reports regarding unfortunate encounters with humans have been registered.
Common Death Adder
The Common Death Adder originates in Australia and is a subspecies of the Death Adder. It is considered one of the most venomous snakes on this continent and worldwide.
Distinctive from other types of snakes, this one covers itself with leaves and patiently waits for prey to pass by. It can remain in this state for days.
At the exact moment an unsuspecting victim approaches, the adder strikes fast, injecting its venom. It then waits for some more time, until the prey dies and only then starts to eat it.
Toxicology experts argue that the Philippine Cobra holds the most toxic venom among all other Cobra species. A single bite from this snake can kill a human within 30 minutes.
The venom of this Cobra comes with the fatal ability to interrupt the frequency of nerve signals and to paralyze the respiratory system. This fact makes the Philippine Cobra a very dangerous specimen.
This snake is not remarkable just for its deadly venom, but also for the speed at which it bites. In an unfortunate encounter with the Inland Taipan, the victim does not get one bite, but a series of fast, precise strikes. This way, the snake manages to inject extremely toxic venom deep into the prey.
In terms of toxicity, no other snake venom has been found to reach the levels of the Inland Taipan.
Belcher’s Sea Snake
Many experts consider that the Belcher’s Sea Snake has the most toxic venom among all other snakes in the world.
A single drop of a King Cobra’s venom is enough to kill over 150 people. Just a few milligrams of the Belcher’s Sea Snake venom is powerful enough to kill over 1,000 people. That is how strong and dangerous this species’ venom is.
When realizing how deadly this snake is, it is hard to believe that any good things can be associated with it. Well, the Belcher’s Sea Snake is very shy, and it takes a lot of provoking before it bites, so at least there’s that.
There are numerous species of snakes, many of them being extremely venomous. A lot of them do not bite if not stirred, but you can find yourself stepping near one by mistake. Others are more aggressive and will strike for no reason.
The most important thing is to know your region and find out what kind of snakes you can encounter. Also, you should always let someone know where you are, just in case. In the unfortunate event you get bitten by a snake, you should be able to call for help as fast as possible. However, one thing is for sure — you ought to avoid these animals as much as possible.