Most venomous snake in the World: Inland Taipan Snake bites teen’s hand (Photo)

By on Sep 28, 2012 in Animals, Australia, Science, World Comments
Inland Taipan most venomous snake

World’s most venomous snake: Inland Taipan
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The world’s most venomous land snake reportedly bit a 17-year-old boy in Australia on Wednesday night, September 26, 2012.

A Sydney Herald report say that the teenager was bitten by an inland taipan snake in his left index finger. The teen was initially admitted to a Kurri Kurri town hospital and was later transferred to Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle.

Experts say that a drop of the inland taipan‘s venom “can kill about 100 adult men and 250,000 mice.”

The normal habitat of the inland taipan snake is said to be in the far western NSW and western Queensland.

Julie Mendezona, head zookeeper at Australian Reptile Park, say that an inland taipan snake bite can “start shutting down the function of messages going to your brain, to your vital organs, your lungs and your heart and even your muscles.” Mendezona further explained that “paralysis is usually what happens with the patient. Because it can act so fast, being a neurotoxin, that’s what makes it such a deadly animal. It can kill someone within maybe 45 minutes. There have been reports of people experiencing effects of venom within half an hour as well.”

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