What is the most dangerous snake in the world
The most dangerous in the light of the earth - is not the most venomous, although the venom from the bite it will be enough to kill a hundred adult people or 250,000 mice. Taipan, living in the north-east of Australia, today recognized as the most dangerous snakes in the world.
We now know the three species of the genus taypanov: ordinary (or coastal) Taipan, fierce snake Taipan and internal areas. It is common Taipan is the most dangerous and aggressive snake, unlike their less violent, but more toxic counterparts. Length adult Taipan reaches 3-3.5 m, and the length of their teeth -. 1 cm Yad taypanov both a chilling and coagulative (ie, prevents blood clotting) effects. Despite the fact that the antidote to the venom of these creatures have invented, people bitten taypanom doomed even if he survives, he will be crippled because the poison acts in seconds. Fortunately, to meet this terrible snake is not so simple, because it lives in sparsely populated areas, far from civilization. Taipan most dangerous during mating and skin changes. Sensing danger, the snake twist and vibrate the tip of the tail. Tragic history of the study of this snake. Due to the fact that they were almost impossible to catch (and thus avoid being bitten), until the second half of the XIX century, people did not possess any reliable information, and they had to rely on stories of local residents, superstitions and legends abound. The first scientific description of the Taipan was written only in 1867. Thereafter, in the new personal could not learn within 56 years. Meanwhile, in the year of the snake bites that died at least 80 people, and was necessary to create an antidote. June 27, 1950 a young amateur Sydney catcher Kevin Budden dared to go in search of Taipan. They were unsuccessful, but the snake still bitten by accident in the left arm. Budden managed to convey the snake through his driver Jim lab employees Melbourne (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), before dying of intoxication. Currently, insurance agencies refuse to provide their services taypanov catchers, but are always enthusiasts, since their work is very highly paid.