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A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly


A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly

A venomous snake is capable enough to produce venoms that they use to kill their prey for their defence. They also use it so that it will help them to digest their prey.  This venom is delivered by injecting it with the hollow or grooved fangs. Though there are also some snakes that do lack the well-developed fangs.

Nonetheless, other factors to consider is whether the snake will bite. The amount of venom that is injecting with the bite. The efficiency with which the venom has been delivered and which part of the body has been bitten.

A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly
A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly

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Though we know that the bite from any kind of venomous snake is actually serious. But there are instances that it may take longer than what you expect to kill a full-grown human being. The main reason being the venom actually works by first slowing the main systems of the body. Till the victim dies.

But do you know about the blue coral snake? Yes, this beautiful coral snake also known as the Calliophis Bivirgata is found in South East Asia. The venom of this snake is so powerful it is able to set off all the nerves of the victim at a go. With quick paralysis to a horrific death.

The researches have analyzed the venom and have found better pain treatment in the coming future. The blue coral snakes are specialized to prey in other venomous snakes. The young king cobras are also included in this category since they hunt for the most dangerous animal. 

Know About The Blue Coral Snake: A Venomous Snake

A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly
A Venomous Snake That Is As Beautiful As It Is Deadly

This snake grows to a size of 1.8 meters in length that is 5.9 feet. Throughout their lives the snake is thin. In the past decade, there are two cases of human death and till now there is no anti-venom for the bite of this blue coral snake.

But these snakes usually avoid humans. These snakes love to eat those snakes that are also very deadly which is why their venom is so important. So these blue coral snakes have a venom that will make its prey quickly freeze with the contraction in the muscle. These snakes take control of the situation by paralyzing its prey just like the spider or scorpion does.

The venom of these snakes will not kill you at the moment but it will turn on all the nerves of the prey at a time. Which brings them in a frozen state where they can’t move. Upon analyzing the chemical makeup of the blue coral snakes venom a new toxin known as calliotoxin is found.

The sodium channels of the prey are attacked by the calliotoxin. This is the path that will turn the nerves of the victim on and off. Hence the snake turn on its channels which causes paralysis to take over the victim’s body. This also fries the nerves of the victims. This is the first kind of snake that uses this kind of strategy. As these are similar to the cone snails or the scorpions.

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