SIA1680: Coastal Taipan

Common Name:Coastal Taipan
Scientific Name:Oxyuranus scutellatus
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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This is the fourth most deadly snake in the world. A 1 mg dose of its neurotoxic venom is lethal to humans and its bite averages a yield of 100-400 mg. The Coastal Taipan is found in the northeastern, coastal region of Australia. It can grow to over 10 feet in length.

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