top ten largest snakes in the world you find them in tropical forests rivers lakes and even in dry areas they have a bad reputation for being extremely dangerous and poisonous despite not having claws wings or even legs their sole presence is imposing reckless and mysterious get ready to meet the 10 biggest snakes in the world number 10 boa constrictor the strangler boa constrictor is a large and heavy species that belongs to the boyd a family it’s long body reaches a size of up to 13 feet long and weighs over 99 pounds its skin has the ability to camouflage according to its habitat and is distinguished from other bows by having a narrow head you can find the boa constrictor from northern parts of Mexico to South America in tropical forests meadows thorn bushes forests and semi-desert regions poison is not a part of its defense mechanism and hunting is the constriction that is very effective in its natural environment killing its prey by drowning them when they roll around it is an animal threatened by how its species has been reduced over time are captured for the meat and to have them as a pet but mainly for their skin that is used for the manufacture of products such as shoes wallets among
others on the other hand if you’re
fearless and looking for an eccentric pet that accompanies you for many years this non poisonous snake usually lives for 20 years however some specimens have been documented to live up to 40 years just make sure you have a spacious terrarium for its arrival number 9 loose Essie’s Varig OSA commonly known as the veruca’s snake it is terrestrial and mainly nocturnal the main characteristic of the Lachesis genus is the shape of their scales which are raised with the appearance of Toad warts it is found in Central and South America in the humid tropical forests in the mountainous areas and in the lowlands it is one of the largest vipers in Latin America reaching up to 13 feet in length due to their size and corpulence they’re of terrestrial habits.
sometimes occupying made by other animal often mammals of medium-sized like armadillos during the day they remain in these burrows or curled up at the base of large trees between the roots or in depressions on the ground in addition it is one of the most poisonous species although cases of bites of this species are rare however this is not the case in Costa Rica and Panama where bites of this species have historically had a high mortality rate number eight black mamba it is the largest and most poisonous snake in Africa the black mamba is a part of the elapid a family this specimen is about 16 feet long however they’re thin and weigh about 33 pounds and despite being thin they are strong and fast of the most lethal this snake has a very powerful poison a neurotoxin that acts mainly by causing paralysis of the respiratory muscles of its prey this species gets its name from the black color on the inside of its mouth rather than its skin color which is grey green or yellow the color will depend on the natural environment in which they are the Black Mamba is the fastest snake it is able to move up to 20 kilometer per hour
however it uses this speed to escape danger rather than capture its prey a dose of only point zero two or point zero three pints of venom is a lethal amount for an adult human being but the bite of the black mamba inoculates between point two one to 0.25 pints no doubt it’s a question of life or death snake number seven king cobra the king cobra is the largest poisonous snake in the world reaching an incredible size of up to 18 feet long and weighing around 13 to 26 pounds or even a little more this is an impressive species it lives mainly in the jungles and fields of Asian countries where it is respected and very feared the coloration of its skin varies according to its geographical location being yellow brown green or black the king cobra is also
one of the few that is specialized in hunting and devouring other snakes in times of scarcity they often commit cannibalism feared for its lethal venom the king cobra is capable of killing as big as an elephant a person bitten by one of these cobras dies in just 30 minutes amongst atrocious pains dizziness and nausea the poison kills by paralysis until a respiratory failure occurs despite being solitary King Cobra is a romantic lover and becomes social throughout the mating season with a female this specimen has the longest fork shaped tongue of each and every species of vipers an unparalleled physical adaptation of the king cobra is its ability to jump which can be a distance of 1/3 its body length that is almost 6 feet you already know always ur distance from the agile king.
cobra number 6 Indian python the Indian python is native to the dense forests of India Pakistan Nepal and Sri Lanka this snake reaches up to 19 feet in length and is much heavier than the other species of pythons since a 16-foot specimen can weigh about 198 pounds it is the well known snake recreated by the spanish writer Kipling in the Jungle Book the head of this snake is relatively small and its body massive it is like greenish in color with large rectangular irregular spots on the back it is a great predator feeds on mammals birds and reptiles the large specimens eat animals of a considerable size such as wild boars and young deer although they prefer smaller prey preferably rodents the size of a rat depending on the size of the female the laying is larger or smaller and can vary from 10 to 107 eggs which the female incubates with her body wrapped around them
the offspring are about 1.6 feet long at birth a fun fact is that because it is a tropical Python northern populations hibernate for a short period of time let no one dare wake up this Python number 5 Burmese python the very powerful and muscular Burmese python measures 12 feet long on average but it can be much larger reaching up to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 180 pounds it is native to Asia but its populations remain very fragmented and has even disappeared in some countries this species has been found trying to kill huge crocodiles to feed they have no limits when it comes to their feeding they have very sharp.
teeth and they will be wrapped in the body of the prey to immobilize it until it dies asphyxiated the constrictor is an animal with very developed hunting skills due to the pet trade they have been introduced in South Florida causing problems for the native fauna since the depredation of the Burmese pythons towards some species has diminished their numbers considerably despite being classified as a snake in a state of vulnerability the consumption of blood wine from the Burmese.
python is a custom in certain Asian countries which alludes to benefits against cardiovascular diseases and since 2011 has been studied by scientists from the University of Colorado would you dare drink it number four African rock python the African rock python is a large and aggressive snake that is not suitable as a pets it reaches about 22 feet in length although larger animals have been found this makes this species the longest snake in Africa and one of the longest in the world its body is grey green or brown grey with light brown spots with black contours on the body the side pattern is grey brown in black they live in the tropical savanna and are carnivores predators and opportunists they can consume almost any animal that they can kill by constriction like crocodiles pigs goats gazelles among other mammals they usually small animals but if they have gone through a period of starvation they can eat larger prey the reproduction of this species occurs in spring and the female can lay up to 100 eggs that they…