Inland Taipan: An Insider for Snake Enthusiasts

There are several snake enthusiasts in this world who spend their entire lives in digging out, compiling and publishing snake fact. This particular snake, the Inland Taipan, is considered as the most venomous snakes of this planet. Inland Taipan is found primarily in semi-arid regions of central eastern Australia has a venom content that is more than any of the existing land or sea snakes. This serpent is also quite reclusive as well as shies as compared to its neighboring species. However, contradicting the same is the fact that the Inland Taipan is also an excellent attacker.

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A true mammal hunter, this serpent has characteristics that are dissimilar to other snakes. It is also said that the venom of this snake is fifty times higher than the most dangerous King Cobra. Due to its reclusive nature, it is usually hidden in its pit and seldom comes into any human contact. The Inland Taipan, when in an attacking mode, raises its head in the formation of S shape to warn its prey. Its venom is so toxic that it is said that it can kill up to one hundred humans and two hundred thousand mice.

However, contrary to its fierce nature, the Inland Taipan is not considered as one of the most dangerous snakes due to its shy nature. It is a rather gentle and a calm snake in most of its time however, it also is highly aggressive and agile when it comes in contact with its prey. This species of snake exhibit colors ranging from dark brown to greenish brown. The Inland Taipan is a part of three species which includes the Coastal Taipan as well as the Coastal Region Taipan. This serpent is usually active during the early hoursof the morning but in rare cases when the temperature is cooler, it can also be spotted during the afternoons.

The average length of the Inland Taipan ranges from six feet to eight feet. It has properties that help them camouflage in the environment by changing its colors according to its surroundings and seasons. They tend to get light colored during hot summers and dark and deep toned during winter seasons. Small birds, medium sized mammals and rodents form a part of its diet. The Inland Taipan is oviparous in its reproductive nature and its female species lays between one to twenty four eggs at a time which takes about two months to hatch.