Oxyuranus – Taipans

Earth’s most infamous venomous snakes of Central – Eastern Australia

These snakes are huge, swift, and highly poisonous. One species is well renowned for possessing the most lethal venom of any terrestrial snake in the world: the inland taipan or furious snake. They can be found along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia.

Although they can have a variety of colors, they usually have a straw-like or light-brown tint. All three species primarily prey on rodents, and coastal taipans and furious snakes are relatively prevalent in sugarcane plantations and other places with dense rat and mouse populations. On the other hand, the Central Ranges taipan favors dry, sandy environments.