Are Australian snakes the deadliest in the world? Not even close
Dr David William's recent article in The Conversation
Many Australians delight in telling new arrivals to Australia that of all the countries in the world, Australian snakes, spiders, jellyfish, centipedes, fish, ticks, bees and ants are the most venomous.
Dr Williams puts this into perspective by considering the global impact of snake bites rather than the personal. It turns out that three groups of vipers have the greatest impact on human health and would merit the title of the worlds most dangerous snakes.