Australia has some 140 species
of land snake, and around 32 species of sea snakes have been recorded in
Australian waters. Some 100 Australian snakes are venomous, although
only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you.
most dangerous snakes belong to the front-fanged group, which in NSW
include the tiger snake, brown snake, death adder, mulga or king brown
snake and a few species of sea snake(.I personally think that the Taipan also belongs to this group).
snakes are the solid-toothed non-venomous snakes (such as pythons, blind
snakes and file snakes) and venomous rear-fanged snakes (such as the
brown tree snake and mangrove snakes). All native snakes in NSW are
protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
However the Taipan is the most venomous snake, not even in Australia, but of the world.
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