AUG 06, 2018 4:26 PM PDT

These Are Some of the Most Venomous Animals on Earth

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Venomous animal encounters can be frightening experiences, but some animals are more venomous than others.

Some of the most fearsome animals in this department include the Male Sydney Funnel-Web Spider, the Eastern Brown Snake, the Blue-Ringed Octopus, and the Australian Box Jellyfish.

As the video above explains, the Male Sydney Funnel-Web Spider and Eastern Brown Snake each sport venoms that attack the central nervous system, although they work in polarizing ways. The spider’s venom speeds it up until it goes haywire, while the snake’s venom does just the opposite. Each one can kill a human within about 1-2 hours.

The Blue-Ringed Octopus, on the other hand, possesses a venom that induces paralysis in several parts of the body, including those responsible for respiratory function. This creature can kill a human in 20-40 minutes.

The Australian Boxy Jellyfish, while not the most venomous creature on this list, has tentacles that introduce fast-acting venom to the body upon contact. The tentacles are so long that they’re tough to avoid, and the venom can kill a human in as little as 15 minutes.

Many other venomous creatures roam the globe, but those outlined above have some of the fastest-acting venoms known to science. Just keep your distance, and they’ll leave you alone.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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