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Inland Taipan: An Insider for Snake Enthusiasts
Inland Taipan (Western Taipan) - Oxyuranus microlepidotus - Endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia, this snake is the most venomous snake in the world; one bite is estimated to be lethal enough to kill 100 fully grown men. A specialist mammal hunter, its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species
WHAT IS THE WORLD'S MOST POISONOUS SNAKE?
Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any land snake in the world. The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! With an LD/50 of 0.03mg/kg, it is 10 times as venomous as the Mojave Rattlesnake, and 50 times more than the common Cobra.