Inland Taipan Vs Black Mamba | The World’s Deadliest Snake


Here is a comparison of the deadly snakes: Inland Taipan and Black Mamba. Vote for the one whom you consider the deadliest snake in the world

Inland Taipan Black Mamba


1.8m on average but some are as big as 3.7m Average length of 2.5 to 3.2 metres. Can grow to 4.4 metres making it the longest venomous snake in Africa.

Most Commonly Found In

East Centeral Australia Eastern and southern parts of Africa


It is the most venomous land snake in the world. Having a speed of 16-20 km/hr it is the fastest snake in the world


The venom from its single bite is enough to kill 100 fully grown men. Its venom causes respiratory paralysis. Its bite can kill a person in as little as 45 minutes.  A single bite can kill 20-40 grown men. Its venom is the most rapid acting venom of any snake species. It can kill a person in 30 minutes. It is thus called the bottom up snake as they say that the victim has time for just one quick drink before dying.


Is known to be a docile creature and shows aggressiveness only when disturbed. When approached more often than not it will retrieve into shelter. It is considered by many experts as the world’s most aggressive snake due to its tendency to attack without provocation. Known for their fearlessness, they have been seen confronting, biting and subsequently killing large predators including lions. It also guards its territory vehemently.

When Threatened  

When aroused it takes a fearsome form, waves its head back and forth and strikes multiple times with lightning quick speed. In fact it is known to deliver as many as seven deadly bites in a single attack. It opens its mouth wide, lifts a third of its body off the ground and hisses threateningly. If the attacker is still not scared away then it will strike repeatedly. 

Common Prey 

rodents, small mammals and birds rats, mice, squirrels, bats as well as other snakes such as puff adder and cape cobra

Interesting Fact

It changes the colour of its skin during seasonal changes, becoming lighter during summer and darker during winters. This helps the snake to regulate its body temperature by absorbing more light during winters. The color of the scales of Black Mamba is not black. It is in fact yellowish green to gun metal grey. It is actually named after the black color of the inside of its mouth.


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15 thoughts on “Inland Taipan Vs Black Mamba | The World’s Deadliest Snake”

  1. Lots of guess work in some of these replies!
    The Inland does not reach 3.5m Only the Coastal Taipan attains that length.
    The Inland Taipan has the most potent venom, but has never claimed a human life.
    Black Mambas are frequently found near human homes, and as such, have far more opportunities to bite, and do.
    Neither snakes are aggressive, they are at most, defensive.
    Black Mambas are hellishly fast, but use that speed to escape when possible, but will bite if no escape option is presented…. and they will bite multiple times.

    The Black Mamba venom is the fastest acting venom of any snake, causing paralysis of the diaphragm within a short period of time, with breathing POTENTIALLY stopping as quick as 10 minutes, resulting in ridiculously quick fatality times.
    Usually though, a bite victim would have few hours before passing away.

    In terms of danger, the Black Mamba would be far more dangerous, based on its proximity to humans, whereas the Inland Taipan is situated in remote locations, with minimal or no human contact.

    No reason to fear


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