Western brown snake
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We are aware of the fact that the world is full of beings that have instilled in us deep-rooted awe and interest. Venomous Snakes have been at the top of the mind when it comes to listing out the most dangerous category of reptiles. Over the years, there has been extensive research carried out with the motive of demystifying the myth surrounding this species.

Here, we make an attempt to clear the air about the ten most venomous snakes in the world, and indeed give our readers a heads-up on how to go about preventing our dear ones from hazards arising out of their bites.

10. Rattlesnake

Rattle snake
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While the answer from most people when they are asked about the most venomous snake in the world would be the Cobra, the Rattlesnake is a worthy contender. Rattlesnakes are usually found in most parts of the United States. It, however, is susceptible to varying biomes, including desert areas, inland prairies and coasts at the sea level. On the flipside, the rattler can exist at elevations of more than 10,000 feet. Rattlesnakes are cold-blooded and are hugely reliant on the external atmosphere to regulate their body temperature. Rattlesnakes are carnivorous and feed on small rodents and lizards.

The venom injected on the prey stuns it, and once eaten, it takes the Rattler about two weeks to digest. Rattlesnake venom is rarely fatal, if attended to on time. It can cause permanent tissue damage and central nervous system problems. Hemotoxins contained in the venom are reason for tissue damage on humans whereas Neurotoxins are the reason behind ensuing neurological complications. Presence of neurotoxins in their venom can cause partial vision impairment, respiratory complication and skeletal muscle weakness.

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