Those King Browns, a couple of posts down, got me wondering how they rate on the list of the worlds deadliest snakes. A quick google came up with this........
10. Western Brown Snake - Pseudonaja Nuchalis (Australia)
9. Death Adder - Acanthophis Antarcticus (Australia)
8. Black Tiger Snake - Notechis Ater (Australia)
7. Tiger Snake - Notechis Scutatus (Australia)
6. Sea Krait- Laticauda Colubrina (Australia)
5. Mainland Tiger Snake (Australia)
4. Eastern Tiger Snake (Australia)
3. Taipan - Oxyuranus Scutellatus (Australia)
2. King Brown Snake - Pseudechis Australis (Australia)
1. Inland Taipan Or Fierce Snake - Oxyuranus Microlepidotus (Australia)
and as you can see from this post back in April of this year, I have now managed to interact with numbers 2 and 9 on that list.
Note all 10 are residents of Australia!! Hmmmm!! Only 8 to go