Which snakes are poisonous?

to be specific there are no snakes that are poisonous, there quite a few that are venomous.

poisonous means that it is harmful if eaten, breathed in or touched, you could safely eat any snake (even the venomous ones) and not become ill.

venomous means they inject enzymes (venom) to subdue their prey.

here is a list of the top 10 most venomous snakes.

10.Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake

9.Death adder

8.Saw Scaled Viper

7.Philippine Cobra

6.Tiger Snake

5.Black Mamba


3.Blue Krait

2.Eastern Brown Snake

1.Inland Taipan (a sub, species of number 4 but it is the most venomous land snake on earth..The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans)

None, there is no such thing as a poisonous snake. Snakes can be venomous but not poisonous. The difference is that poisonous animals usually emit poison from glands in their skin and then someone touches it and gets poisoned. Venomous animals inject venom into someone by biting them with fangs or stabbing them with spikes, like on the lion fish. You can tell when a snake is venomous because the venom gland are on the back of either side of their head. A way to see the difference is to look up a cotton mouth snake, which is venomous, and then look up a black rat snake, a non venomous snake that's, unfortunately, often killed when it is mistaken as a cotton mouth. Look at the heads, it's really easy to see the difference. You could also compare the brown water snake to the cotton mouth, they are non-venomous also but look a lot like the cotton mouth. Venomous snakes heads are more fat and wide looking, really arrow headed. Non-venomous snakes head's are narrower and longer looking.

deadpool3763 = that is what i mean