10 of the deadliest snakes

Africa's deadliest snake, the black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) can kill a person with just two drops of venom

A bite from a fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper) can turn a person's body tissue black as it begins to die

The boomslang is one of the most venomous of the so-called rear-fanged snakes, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

The eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) is named for the yellow and black bands on its body

Around 58,000 deaths in India are attributed to snake bites every year, and The #Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) is responsible for the majority of these mortalities

Rather than the stereotypical "hissing" sound attributed to snakes, this viper starts "sizzling" by rubbing together special serrated scales when threatened

The banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus) is a slow mover during the day and is much more likely to bite after dark.

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake

You could be bitten multiple times before becoming aware of the coastal taipan

When the taipan does feel threatened, the snake coils its body into a tight S-shape before darting out in one quick bite or multiple bites.