By Anouk Zijlma. The African continent is home to many different snake species, some of which are amongst the world's most dangerous. Even those that are will typically try to avoid contact with humans rather than risk confrontation, and anti-venom is available for all of the species listed below. Don't let a fear of snakes stop you from exploring Africa's breathtaking wilderness areas. All snake species are important to the balance of the African ecosystem, fulfilling a valuable role as middle-order predators. This article was updated and re-written in part by Jessica Macdonald on June 27th
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Pest Wiki. The sight of a snake is enough to scare even the bravest of men and women. If the snake rattles or is an aggressive snake with toxic venom, you need to calmly run the other way flailing your arms in the air. And if you like to go for a hike in the peacefulness of nature or live in the countryside, you need to know the top 10 most venomous snakes in the world. So, to say that the inland taipan is deadly is an understatement. There is some good news though: no fatalities are recorded from an inland taipan. An interesting tidbit is that the first person to see this snake was Frederick McCoy in
9 of the World’s Deadliest Snakes
Of the 3, snake species, there are around venomous snake species in the world. This is an overview of the snakes that pose a significant health risk to humans, through snakebites or other physical trauma. The varieties of snakes that most often cause serious snakebites depend on the region of the world. In Africa, the most dangerous species include black mambas , puff adders , and carpet vipers.
The inland taipan Oxyuranus microlepidotus , also commonly known as the western taipan , the small-scaled snake or the fierce snake ,  is an extremely venomous snake of genus Oxyuranus , and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia. Based on the median lethal dose value in mice, the venom of the inland taipan is by far the most toxic of any snake — much more so than even that of sea snakes    — and it has the most toxic venom of any reptile when tested on human heart cell culture. Although extremely venomous and a capable striker, in contrast to the rather aggressive coastal taipan , the inland taipan is usually quite a shy and reclusive snake, with a placid disposition,  and prefers to escape from trouble.