INLAND TAIPAN Oxyuranus microlepidotus
An LD of 0.025 makes this the world’s 50 most venomous snake. Its venom contains nerve-damaging neurotoxins, myotoxins that target muscle tissue and procoagulants that lead to excessive bleeding. An average bite yields 44mg of venom, which could kill 25–30 people. Symptoms range from headaches and nausea to paralysis, typically leading to death within 45 minutes. Fortunately, this snake lives in the arid interior, and so people rarely encounter it. No human deaths have been attributed to it and antivenom is available.