8 Types Of Snakes, Ranked By Danger Level In 2024

Australia is the continent you will likely see the most of out of all the ones on this list. The Australian outback is not for the timid, since it is home to some of the deadliest animals on the planet.

Red-Bellied Snake

We'll utilize a commonly cited Shakespeare quotation to explain the Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus): It is small, but it packs a punch. This may be a little bit of an understatement.

Mojave Rattlesnake

The cottonmouth moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus), a water snake that inhabits the swamps, ponds, and rivers of the southern United States, is distinct among snakes found in North America.

Cottonmouth Moccasin

Returning to Australia, we have the Pseudonaja nuchalis, also known as the Western brown snake. One of the less hazardous snakes on the island is the Western Brown, which may be found on the continent's western mainlands.

Western Brown Snake

Perhaps the most feared snake in eastern Australia is the Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis). This is because, according to News AU, it results in the deaths of about two Australians year.

Eastern Brown Snake

There is no snake with bigger fangs than the gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica). Of all the snake bites, a gaboon viper's will be the deepest. These snakes are even more dangerous because they are venomous.

Gaboon Viper

The death adder, or Acanthochis antarcticus, is a deadly poisonous terrestrial mammal found in Australia. It certainly looks like the name implies.

Death Adder

This snake is native to South and Central America, and it is quite dangerous. This snake, also known as a fer-de-lance or terciopelo (Bothrops asper), according on the person you ask. Its bite is rather potent.