Here is a comparison of the deadly snakes: Inland Taipan and Black Mamba. Vote for the one whom you consider the deadliest snake in the world

Inland TaipanBlack Mamba


1.8m on average but some are as big as 3.7mAverage length of 2.5 to 3.2 metres. Can grow to 4.4 metres making it the longest venomous snake in Africa.

Most Commonly Found In

East Centeral AustraliaEastern and southern parts of Africa


It is the most venomous land snake in the world.Having a speed of 16-20 km/hr it is the fastest snake in the world


The venom from its single bite is enough to kill 100 fully grown men. Its venom causes respiratory paralysis. Its bite can kill a person in as little as 45 minutes. A single bite can kill 20-40 grown men. Its venom is the most rapid acting venom of any snake species. It can kill a person in 30 minutes. It is thus called the bottom up snake as they say that the victim has time for just one quick drink before dying.


Is known to be a docile creature and shows aggressiveness only when disturbed. When approached more often than not it will retrieve into shelter.It is considered by many experts as the world’s most aggressive snake due to its tendency to attack without provocation. Known for their fearlessness, they have been seen confronting, biting and subsequently killing large predators including lions. It also guards its territory vehemently.

When Threatened  

When aroused it takes a fearsome form, waves its head back and forth and strikes multiple times with lightning quick speed. In fact it is known to deliver as many as seven deadly bites in a single attack.It opens its mouth wide, lifts a third of its body off the ground and hisses threateningly. If the attacker is still not scared away then it will strike repeatedly. 

Common Prey 

rodents, small mammals and birdsrats, mice, squirrels, bats as well as other snakes such as puff adder and cape cobra

Interesting Fact

It changes the colour of its skin during seasonal changes, becoming lighter during summer and darker during winters. This helps the snake to regulate its body temperature by absorbing more light during winters.The color of the scales of Black Mamba is not black. It is in fact yellowish green to gun metal grey. It is actually named after the black color of the inside of its mouth.


Note : The above video is not created by learnodo-newtonic and is simply an embed from other you tube channel.Note : The above video is not created by learnodo-newtonic and is simply an embed from other you tube channel.


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  1. Though, it would be interesting to know the mortality rate/death rate of untreated bites.
    Wikipedia says that the death rate of an untreated black mamba wound is near 100%, and a video ( says that the death rate is over 80%.
    Which is very confusing, because the inland taipan is, from many sources, the most venomous snake in the world.

    • The standard method of finding how venomous a snake is called Median Lethal Dose, LD50 (abbreviation for “lethal dose, 50%”). It calculates the venom potency by measuring how much quantity will it take to kill half a population of mice. Based on this method Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake in the world. However there are other factors which come into play to tell you how deadly a snake’s bite is to a human including the quantity of venom it injects, how a human’s body reacts to the bite instead of that of a mice and other things as well. Black Mamba’s untreated bites have a mortality rate of 100% while those of inland taipan’s have around 80% due to these other factors.

  2. Yah…though inland taipan isn’t aggressive but from all sources it is the most venomous snake in the world. Black mamba is the most poisonous snake in Africa but inland taipan is the venom king of the world which can kill 100 men from a single bite…so I think inland taipan is the deadliest

  3. The inland taipan can actually kill anything on the planet in one bite also its venom can kill a human in less than 30 minutes


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