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Meet The Most Poisonous Snakes Of India!


Priya Aurora
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In the dense and mysterious forests of India, you will find some of the most poisonous snakes in the world. In India, you will find almost two hundred and seventy species of snakes, of which sixty are deadly. You might not know this but on an average, 20,000 people die due to snake bites in India every year. Have a look at the deadliest snakes in India.

Indian Cobra

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Cobras or Nag can be found all across India. They prefer to live in forest edges and fields near the villages. Ideally, they like to feed on lizards and rodents or frogs.

Indian Krait

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It is without doubt one of the deadliest snakes in the entire world. At least 60 to 100 people are bitten by this every year. The venom of this snake can induce paralysis in the victim in a matter of few minutes.

Russell’s Viper

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It is locally called the Koriwala. The Krait Russell variety in this family is the most venomous. They grow up to four feet and are dark brown or dark gray in colour.

Saw-Scaled Viper

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The saw-scaled viper is one of the eight vipers of this family. It has large eyes and scales on the back. It looks very dangerous and can bite without any mitigation. One of the most dangerous snakes in the world. It generally likes to stay in rocky and soft soil.

The King Cobra

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It is the biggest snake in India and can sometimes grow up to fifteen feet. They are also the longest venomous snakes in the world. They are found in humid forests where there is thick undergrowth. The snake is very fierce and extremely agile.


And if you want to show them to your kids, then just look up the snake parks in India, we have four identified snake parks.

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