Over the years, venomous animals, particularly snakes, have been given a bad name because of their ability to kill people within hours of biting them. These animals can be found all over the world and while they are able to kill humans and other animals, in most cases, they are acting in self defense. On the bright side, there are some snakes whose venom contains substances that help to cure diseases and ailments.
People often use the words poisonous and venomous interchangeably, but the two words are quite different. They are both toxins, but the difference lies in how it is delivered. Poisons can be inhaled, ingested administered directly on the skin, while venom is delivered through fangs, teeth, and stingers.
Venom from snakes contains a variety of toxins, some of which are able to cause symptoms ranging from vomiting, nausea, and itching to cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and even death.
How well do you know some of the world's most venomous and deadly snakes? If you were given black and white images of these snakes, would you be able to identify them? If you would like to find out how much you know about these animals, then you should take this quiz!