The Death Adder hails from, no surprise, Australia, New Guinea, and a few islands nearby. Considered an entire genus of snake, but all are also considered to be deadly thanks to the fact that they are among the most venomous of all the snakes in the world. The Death Adder is special in that it is not considered an active hunter. Rather, the Death Adder will lay in wait as it patiently hopes for prey to come across its path. Once that prey appears in front of the Death Adder then ambush and death is imminent. A bite from a Death Adder will start out feeling like simple minor discomfort and then it will lead to paralysis and finally respiratory failure within six hours. Death is usually a result of untreated bites in the 24-48 hour range. However, antivenin has been developed to be exceedingly capable of stopping the poison so a complete healing is possible. You should know that the Death Adder is the fastest striking snake in the world. We’d just avoid ’em all together. Spare the cheap ticket and hotel reservations to New Guinea and opt for something on the mainland.
Any creature that is crowned definitely deserves a spot on our list. The King Cobra is found throughout Asia, but it can also be picked up in the jungles of India. One of the most famous snakes here due to the fact that it is the longest venomous snake in the world. The King Cobra can grow up to 18.8 feet and it is unique in its classification but is not a “true cobra”. Instead it is the only member of its sub genus. Though the King Cobra is deadly to humans it is primarily known for hunting other snakes, lizards, and rodents. The King Cobra has enough neurotoxin in its venom to paralyze and kill an entire elephant over the span of a few hours. Without treatment the survival rate of a King Cobra bite for humans is roughly 40 percent.