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Australian Snakes

Australian Snakes are found all over the country;there are 130 species of land snakes and 32 species of sea snakes 

Australia has the most dangerous snakes in the world of the 130 species 100 are venomous.

However, they are not all able to inflict a bite that would kill. 

Australia has eight out of ten of the world's most venomous snakes the Brown snake,Western Brown, King Brown,the Red Bellied black, Copperhead,Tiger,Death Adder and Taipan.

The Taipan is the most venomous snake in the world its venom is 50 times more toxic than the cobra and the bite could kill within 45 minutes.

It may also have enough poison stored to kill over 200 people but may only inject what it feels necessary.

However, whilst it may be the most venomous snake it is not the most deadly in the world there have been few documented bites and no documented deaths since the introduction of anti vienne

It is a shy and reclusive snake and does not seek human contact.

You could be excused for thinking that a visit to the outback or any place in Australia would have you dodging dangerous snakes at every corner.

However, you would most probably complete your trip without seeing a snake unless you looked for them.

We have lived in Australian for many years and have only had a handful of encounters with them. 

Although I did come home one evening to find a King Brown curled up around our refrigerator which was quickly dispatched. However, we have had dogs bitten by snakes in our yard with one recovering only to die when bitten again several months later.

We also had a large python take a liking to our turkey chicks and swallow three of them and then be too large to escape back out the hole he pushed himself through.

Australian Snakes will not be seeking you out and for the most part will avoid contact and would only strike when feeling threatened .

Common Sense would keep you safe when out in the Australian bush, wear closed in shoes , make a noise as you walk , look where you put your feet and hands, if you see a snake don't touch it assume its poisonous let it get out of the way and don't do anything to make it feel threatened.  

If you are genuinely out back help can be a long way way. 

Australian snakes are commons to all areas of Australia but reclusive for the most part unless provoked.

Pay attention to what you are doing and you can usually avoid any problems .

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