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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:16 pm 
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The Eastern Brown snake is the second most venomous snake in the World, it is lightning fast and very aggressive. Most people who are bitten are trying to hit or kill the snake. The lnland Taipan or the Feirce snake is the most deadly in the World. It is found in the outback and is rarely seen by humans. It is said if you were bitten standing next to a helicopter you would be dead before you got to the nearest hospital.
Some claim the Black Mamba of Africa is the most deadly?
This video is taken out of my truch window.

https://youtu.be/5DHXHZFJdCs

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Thanks for posting that but you are very welcome to keep those things on your side of the world.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Pretty, pretty snake, but I'm glad it's your and not ours. Our timber rattlesnakes are poisonous but a healthy adult can usually survive an bite without treatment -- and the snakes can strike without injecting venom. Of the 25-30 people I've spoken to who were bitten by either rattlesnakes or copperheads all but two were either handling them or trying to kill them with a stick.

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Gadzooks, does that snake have any idea how highly respected he is.

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Gadzooks, does that snake have any idea how highly respected he is.


Well, l could probably say yes, they are arrogant ....... They are very determined and not at all frightened by anything. My friend was flicking little rocks at this one which was making him aggressive (for the camera). He was crossing the road and we were not going to stop him, he crossed under my truck with the engine running. Any other snakes would have turned tail and took off, this is why they are so feared and therefore dangerous. .

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Yikes, you guys have a lot of nasty critters down there. Cool to look at though!


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Thanks for showing. Is there an explanation for why the venom is so much more toxic than it has to be to kill their normal prey or to make a predotor sick?


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cameratrapcodger wrote:
Thanks for showing. Is there an explanation for why the venom is so much more toxic than it has to be to kill their normal prey or to make a predotor sick?


The Eastern Brown snake has relatively short fangs so standard toxin would take longer to act but because the toxin is so deadly that overcomes the problem of the short fangs. I can't think of any animal wanting to bother an adult venemous snake in Australia. The Kookaburra often preys on young venemous snakes & swallows them whole.

Please read the following about the World's deadliest snake which lives in arid parts of outback Queensland, Australia. It is described very nicely here.

The INLAND TAIPAN (FEIRCE SNAKE) is the most venomous snake in the world. Based on the median lethal dose value in mice, its venom, drop for drop, is by far the most toxic of any snake – much more so than even sea snakes[11][12][13] – and it has the most toxic venom of any reptile when tested on human heart cell culture.[14][15][16] Unlike most snakes, the inland taipan is a specialist mammal hunter so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species.[17] It is estimated that one bite possesses enough lethality to kill at least 100 fully grown men,[18] and, depending on the nature of the bite, it has the potential to kill someone in as little as 30 to 45 minutes if left untreated.[19] It is an extremely fast and agile snake that can strike instantly with extreme accuracy,[20] often striking multiple times in the same attack,[21] and it envenoms in almost every case.[22]

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Very interesting. Our Virginia opossum is immune to snake venom, and so are California ground squirrels, at least the ones that live in rattlesnake country. Apparently there are a few other snake bite-immune species, like European hedgehogs. What got me wondering about this is that some snakes mimic the warning color patterns of poisonous snakes, just as some harmless insects mimic toxic stinging insects. The theory of mimicry is that the harmless species (the mimic) benefits by looking like a toxic one. Predators that have had a "bad dining experience" or have gotten sick from a bite, learn to leave toxic prey alone. Here's an interesting article I just found.

Thanks for stimulating us with that scary video of the "cute snake".


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Yup, I'd like to stay clear of that bugger. Thanks for sharing the video! Sure is neat to learn about new citters from down undah.


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