40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)

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Though ranked the most venomous snake in the world, it is not necessarily the most dangerous. In fact, you are far more likely to be bitten by an eastern brown snake than an inland taipan. However, if you do happen to be bitten by one of these you are likely in a part of Australia that is very far from a hospital. This is because these snakes are commonly found in the inland central area of eastern Australia. Inland taipan venom is the most venomous of all land snakes and as the taipan is known to strike more than once in an attack, your chances of survival are not high.

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