25 Most Dangerous Animals of 2017

#22 – Inland Taipan

This type of snake mustn’t be confused with its cousin, Coastal Taipan, or its second cousin, Central Taipan. This snake is known as the fierce snake. The average length of this venomous snake is 1.82 meters.

This snake is dangerous, like most snakes, because of the toxin present in its teeth. The toxin is called taipoxin, named after the snake itself. If you happen to be in the Australian outback, where only a few people have walked, this snake could be lurking in the shadows. The poison this snake possesses can kill humans within 45 minutes. The Inland Taipan’s venom is one of the most powerful neurotoxins and it paralyzes all of the muscles and leads to asphyxia, which eventually leads to death.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.