Found: Sub-Saharan Africa
A boomslang was responsible for the death of famous herpetologist Karl Schmidt.
Rattlesnake Found: Eastern United States and Canada
The short and stocky snake is the only venomous one in Connecticut.
Viper Found: Sub-Saharan Africa
The Gaboon is the world’s heaviest viper with the largest venom yield.
Found: Southeast Asia
Their bite has little to no pain, but their powerful venom can kill very quickly.
The snake has some of the most powerful venom on the planet, but it’s being threatened by the invasion of the cane toad.
Eastern Tiger Snake
Found: Eastern Australia
Their bite comes with a 40-60% mortality rate.
The snake is so dangerous that another completely harmless species has adopted it’s coloring as a defense.
Found: Southeastern North America
Coral snakes have very dangerous bites, but at generally pretty docile.
Found: Central and South America
The longest viper in the world generally stays hidden, but can strike multiple times at once.
Found: The island of Queimada Grande
Luckily, these tree-climbing snakes are limited to only one Brazilian island.
Found: Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka.
These snakes run their rough scales together making a distinctive sound as a warning.
A herpetologist was killed capturing and milking one of these snakes, in order to make an anti-venom.
Found: Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
In 2011, an Egyptian escaped from the Bronx Zoo and was not found for almost 5 days.
Found: Western United States and Canada
A prairie rattlesnake can give birth to up to 25 young at once.
South American Rattlesnake
Found: All of South America except Ecuador and Chile
Their venom is a combo of two neurotoxins that cause progressive paralysis.
Found: Southeastern United States
This is the largest venomous snake in North America, and featured on early American flags.
Beaked Sea Snake
Found: The Tropical Indo-Pacific
These swimmers are aggressive and have been known to eat catfish whole.
Australian Brown Snake
Found: Eastern Australia and Indonesia
This is second most venomous snake in the world and it’s not afraid to strike if threatened.
Found: Southwestern United States and Mexico
Its neurotoxic venom is the most potent in North America.
Found: Southern Mexico and Northern South America
This fer-de-lance is irritable and fast, taking the life of at least one famous herpetologist.
Found: Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula
The stout snake is usually pretty lethargic, but it can launch it’s whole body when it strikes.
Found: Central and Eastern Australia
The most venomous snake in the world actually dropped off scientist’s radars for some time before it reappeared in the 70′s.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Found: United States and Mexico
The most dangerous snake in Mexico (and second most in the United States) has hemotoxic venom that can destroy tissues.
Found: Northern and Eastern Australia and New Guinea
The largest venomous snake in Australia can grow to almost 11 feet long.
Found: Central and Western Africa
This dangerous snake is almost as good in the sea as he is on land.
Found: Africa and Asia
Symptoms of their dangerous venom can set in within 15 minutes.
Found: Western Europe to East Asia
These vipers will hibernate, but are no stranger to coming out in the winter and gliding along snow.
King Brown Snake
Found: Most of Australia
These big snakes often shelter near humans in woodpiles or house foundations.
Found: Eastern South America
These snakes will often bite workers in banana plantations, while waiting for rodents to eat.
Found: India through Southeast Asia
The King Cobra’s warning sounds more like a growl than a hiss.
Found: Sub-Saharan Africa
This snake is super-venomous and also incredibly fast, capable at traveling almost 7 mph.
Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake
Found: Western Mexico
These snakes have super-toxic venom, but stay confined to the coast of Mexico.