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"Snakes!" Australia Warnings Or Dangers Tip by tiabunna

Australia Warnings and Dangers: 237 reviews and 225 photos

  All you wanted to know about snakes
by tiabunna

I’ll bet you’ve heard about the exciting snakes found in Australia. In case you haven’t, Australia has something like 190 different species of snakes, of which 22 are at least as deadly as an Indian cobra and, of these, 16 are much more deadly - one (which luckily lives well off the beaten path) is the world’s most lethal snake. Do I have your attention now?

The good news is that most visitors are unlikely to encounter snakes anywhere except in an enclosure at somebody’s zoo or animal park. You never know, the animal park might even encourage you to have your photo taken with one – but you can be sure it will be from the entirely safe python family. So go ahead and be a devil, then you can amaze everyone when you go home. :-)

Yes, every year Australia has about 3000 suspected snakebites, but most bites do not require antivenom treatment and, on average, snakebites result in only one or two deaths yearly. In other words, you are at substantially greater risk every time you cross the road (slightly over 200 pedestrians are killed yearly).

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  • Written Feb 10, 2007
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