Snake attacks are a problem that normally no one talks much about. An alarming statistic that India tops the list among the fatality rates due to snake bites is shocking. Today, we take a look at some highly venomous snakes in India.
The Russell’s Viper
The Russell’s Viper is so adaptive to its environment that it is very difficult to differentiate it from its surroundings. It is also one of the deadliest in Asia and is known to cause the most number of snakebites in India.
Russell’s snake may be a species of the venomous snake within the Viperidae of venomous recent World vipers. It is found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent, much of Southeast Asia, southern China and Taiwan. Daboia may be a taxonomic group genus of recent World venomous vipers.
The King Cobra
The hamadryad, also known as the hamadryad, is a venomous snake species in the family Elapidae, endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia.
It is vulnerable by surround destruction and has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2010. It is the world’s longest venomous snake. The scientific name for the hamadryad is Ophiophagus Hannah.
The Indian Cobra
The Indian Cobra is worshipped by many and is considered a sacred reptile. It is mostly found in areas with rodents aplenty and has found its way to the cities due to the shrinkage in forest areas. The Indian cobra’s venom chiefly contains a strong post-synaptic toxin and cardiotoxin.
The Indian cobra also is known as the spectacled cobra, Asian cobra, or binucleate cobra is a species of the genus Naja found, in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a member of the “big four” species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India.
The Bamboo Pit Viper
The Indian Krait
The Indian Krait is one of the most beautiful snakes in the sub-continent and is mostly found in the jungles of India. It feeds on other snakes similar to its kind and also blindworms. The Krait is one of the deadliest among the poisonous snakes of the world.
The common krait, also known as Indian krait or blue krait is a species of venomous snake of the genus Bungarus found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the “big four” species, inflicting the most snakebites on humans in India.
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