Don't blame me for not telling you! National Geographic announces Australia's 10 most poisonous creatures
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Australia has always been a magical land with all kinds of animals. In this magical ecosystem, there are not a few deadly species.
People are afraid of great white sharks and big crocodiles because of their sharp teeth, but they don't know that there are some more deadly creatures. Looking at the little ones, a small drop of venom can actually kill a troop.
The harm of these venoms to the human body is often diverse. Some can stop the operation of the brain and erode the nervous system, some can stop blood flow and cause cardiac arrest, and some can damage muscle tissue and make the body immobile. Either way, it is a deadly poison.
Recently, National Geographic Australia released a list of the most poisonous creatures in Australia, each of which is a very powerful character:
1. Inland Taipan
The most poisonous snake in the world, the venom can kill more than 100 humans. This terrible reptile bites people at the speed of lightning. If you are bitten, you will die in 45 minutes.
The venom of Taipan snake damages nerves and causes blood to coagulate, causing headaches, nausea, and paralysis.
Although the venom of this taipan snake is number one in the world, great humans have created antitoxin serum, and so far there has been no case of death from this snake venom.
Inland Taipan snakes are found in Queensland, South Australia, NSW and the Northern Territory.
2. Geographer Cone Snail
Although this tiny cone-shaped snail may not seem deadly, in fact, this kind of conch can kill 15 adults with just one bite.
The bite does not cause any pain, but the cone snail will use its antennae to inject toxins into the body, affecting the visual and auditory nerves.
But this kind of conch will not hurt people for no reason, as long as you don't provoke it, it will not actively hurt people.
And in fact, cone snails are also a very important thing in medicine-the peptide toxin extracted from this cone snail is used to treat chronic pain caused by spinal cord injury.
This cone snail can be found in the reefs of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
3. Box Jellyfish
The box jellyfish looks dreamy and beautiful, but it kills only in the blink of an eye and can kill a healthy adult in one minute. Box jellyfish can affect blood and organ function.
Since 1883, this beautiful-looking jellyfish has claimed 79 lives.
Box jellyfish have more than 60 tentacles, each with hundreds of small poison needles, which can inject venom into the enemy's body in an instant.
This kind of toxic jellyfish can be found in tropical water bays in northern Australia. People who have been stung will feel unbearable pain and will soon experience cardiac arrest.
4. Eastern Brown Snake (Eastern Brown Snake)
The world's second most poisonous snake has killed 1980 people since 24.
The venom of this viper can attack the brain, cause uncontrollable bleeding, and cause irreparable damage to the kidneys, all of which takes only 15 minutes.
Brown snakes can be found in many places, and one person is poisoned to death in Australia a year.
This venomous snake is more aggressive than other venomous snakes and is found on the east coast of Australia and the Northern Territory.
5. Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
The toxin of the sea snake inhibits brain and muscle function, causing muscle stiffness, dizziness, paralysis, and severe death.
This venomous snake forms a knot on the seabed when it sheds its skin, and is fully adapted to life on the seabed.
Although this venom can cause great harm, there has been no case of death due to this poisonous snake.
Long-nosed sea snakes can be found in tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
6. Coastal taipan (Coastal taipan)
This Taipan snake is the longest snake in Australia, also known as the Eastern Taipan snake, and is also the third most venomous snake in the world.
This venom can damage the human nerves, blood, organs and muscles. Just one bite will kill 12000 mice.
Although this venomous snake can inject 50 times more venom than ordinary brown snakes, it did not cause very many deaths.
In 1956, doctors developed an antitoxin serum. Since then, there have been no deaths.
This snake is found on the coasts of Australia's North Coast, New South Wales and Western Australia.
7. Australia Tiger snake (Mainland Tiger snake)
So far, 8 fatal cases have been caused in Australia, and the venom can cause a reaction within 15 minutes.
Venom affects brain, nerve and muscle function.
A small bite can cause paralysis, muscle damage and bleeding, but there is also a corresponding antitoxin serum.
This venomous snake is found in South Australia and Tasmania.
8. Sydney funnel web spider (Sydney funnel web spider)
Known as the most poisonous spider in Australia, it can take the life of an adult in one hour.
The venom erodes the nervous system, and a bite can cause severe pain and muscle spasms and twitches.
This spider is very aggressive, with huge teeth that are very scary and can even pass through a finger.
It has caused 13 deaths across Australia, but after the development of anti-virus serum in 1981, there have been no more deaths.
9. Beaked sea snake
Very aggressive creatures that attack the nervous system. The venom of this viper can cause cramps and muscle pain.
A small bite of the venom will kill 5 adults.
There are two species of sword-nose sea snakes found in Asia and Australia.
Fortunately, both venoms have curable anti-venom.
10. Blue-ringed octopus
Although there are very bright blue circles, this octopus is actually very dangerous. Killing two people in Australia, their deadly venom can cause muscle weakness, breathing difficulties and body paralysis.
If the cardiac resuscitation is not performed immediately, the brain will be completely deprived of oxygen within half an hour, causing death.
This octopus does not yet have an antitoxin that can be used, and it can kill 25 adults in one bite. But since the 19s, no deaths have been caused.
This blue-ringed octopus is found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
Article reprinted from Yiyi.com
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