3 years ago
By some estimates, between one and five million people are bitten by poisonous snakes around the world every year, and around one-fifth of them end up dying. That number is definitely a lot lower than most of our history – as snakes have always been dangerous for our species – though it’s still uncomfortably high. Despite modern medicine and anti-venom, bites from particularly deadly snake species still have a worryingly high death rate.
Of course, most snakes aren’t poisonous, and you’d find many harmless garden varieties living in urban areas around the world. The ones that are poisonous, though, are especially good at what they do. The deadliest snake species in the world are equipped with a diverse array of venoms that can kill you in a surprisingly wide variety of ways, depending on the species you encounter. Quite a few of them live in, or nearby, densely-populated human settlements, too, making them even more lethal in terms of the number of casualties....
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