Keep Out! The World’s Deadliest Snakes

What is it about snakes (even the harmless ones) that can strike fear in the hearts of so many? Is it the simple fact that we prefer our animals cute and cuddly? Is it the slithering (okay, for me it’s definitely the slithering — anything on land that moves without feet is just, well, weird!)? Maybe it’s the fear of the unknown, and not being able to tell which snakes are innocent enough and which ones could kill you. I don’t know about you, but I sure can’t tell them all apart on sight. Maybe this photostream will help. Check out some of the world’s deadliest snakes here, and let their images burn into your mind. Then if you happen across one of these little lovelies on a stroll, you might want to pick up the pace to a sprint!

1) Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus ), Australia.

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Credit: Michael Partis (via Flickr)

2) Australian Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis ), Australia.

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Credit: D Fraser (via Flickr)

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3) Malayan or Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus ), Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

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Blue Krait

Blue Krait

4) Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus ), Australia.

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5) Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus ), Australia.

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6) Beaked Sea Snake (Enhydrina schistosa )

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7) Saw Scaled Viper (Echis carinatus ), Middle East Asia.

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8 ) Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius ), North America.

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Credit: Fabio Maffei (via Flickr)

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9) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus ), Africa.

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10) Death Adder (Acanthopis antarcticus ), Australia and New Guinea.

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