Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World’s Most Colorful But Venomous Snakes II

The colorful and bright coloration of these creatures are indications that they are dangerous and deadly. Their bites are considerably fatal.

Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)

The colorful Mangrove Pit Viper is a beauty to behold but should not be touch or handled because it is dangerously deadly. This venomous snake is also commonly known as Shore Pit Viper and can be found in India and Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 90 cm. other common names are Mangrove Viper, Purple-spotted Pit Viper and Shore Pitviper.

Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus)

The Banded Krait is a pretty and colorful but venomous sea snake. The most dangerous and most venomous are sea snakes so beware of them although most are shy and docile. The Banded Krait can be found Bangladesh, South China and Southeast Asia. It is the largest species of krait and can grow up to 2.12 meters in length. Its venom contains a neurotoxin and can cause respiratory failure. There are few authenticated records of human beings having been bitten.

Green Bush Viper (Atheris squamigera)

Green Bush Viper comes in 3 color pattern. They are like puppies that come in different colors. It is also commonly called Variable Bush Viper and Leaf Viper. This venomous snake is native to west and central Africa. This deadly snake can grow up to 60 cm in length and often kept in captivity despite the danger it brings.

Two-striped Forest Pitviper (Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus)

The Two-striped Forest Pitviper is a colorful snake that inhabits the northern and western Amazon region of South Africa. Most bites of this venomous arboreal snake are to the face, upper body, including hands and arms.

Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Summer color

The Inland Taipan is not very colorful but it is unique for its ability to change color as the season change. The above photo shows its summer color. This very deadly snake is also known as the Small Scaled Snake and Fierce Snake. It is endemic to Australia and is regarded as the world’s most venomous land snake. Its venom consists of Taipoxin and protease enzymes.

Black-speckled Palm-pitviper (Bothriechis nigroviridis)

The Black-speckled Palm-pitviper, or Speckled Palm Viper, is a lovely-looking but venomous snake. It can be found in the mountains of Panama and Costa Rica. It can attain a length of 93.7 centimeters. Fatalities have been reported, with the bite symptoms including intense pain, nausea and asphyxia.

Bamboo Viper (Trimeresurus gramineus)

The brightly-colored Bamboo Viper or Indian Tree Viper is a venomous snake that can be found only in southern India. This reptile can grow up to a length of up to 76 cm or 2.5 ft.

Waglers Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

The Wagler's Pit Viper or Temple Viper is a venomous snake endemic to Southeast Asia. This deadly snake can grow up to 75 cm. Its venom is strong hemotoxin and is potentially fatal to humans.

Western Green Mamba (Dendroaspis viridis)

The Western Green Mamba or West African Green Mamba is a relatively long snake with thin body. This colorful venomous snake can be found in West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia.

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