OAP N6 raises alarm over poisonous snakes that have invaded Lekki

Nigerian OAP N6 in a new Instagram post today, raised an alarm over a poisonous snake identified as Inland Taipan which has invaded Lekki area of Lagos.

OAP N6 raises alarm over poisonous snakes that have invaded Lekki lailasnews

According to OAP N6, the snake which is native to Australia but for some weird reason have been spotted in Lekki, is the 2nd most deadliest snake in the world and can kill hundreds with just one drop of venom.

His post reads;

HELLO EVERYONE.. THIS SNAKE IS CALLED AN INLAND TAIPAN, ITS THE 2ND DEADLIEST SNAKE IN THE WORLD AFTER THE BLACK MAMBA. ITS NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA ONLY BUT FOR SOME WEIRD REASON IT HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN LARGE NUMBERS IN THE LEKKI AND AJAH AREAS OF LAGOS. ONE DROP OF ITS VENOM CAN KILL 100 PEOPLE ? HOW IT GOT INTO NIGERIA IS STILL A MYSTERY. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO ANTI-VENOM FOR IT AVAILABLE. PLEASE PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND STAY ALERT.

OAP N6 raises alarm over very poisonous snakes that have invaded Lekki lailasnews

The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the taipan (Oxyuranus) genus, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia.Aboriginal Australians living in those regions named the snake Dandarabilla.[7][8] It was first described by Frederick McCoy in 1879 and then by William John Macleay in 1882, but for the next 90 years, it was a mystery species to the scientific community. No more specimens were found, and virtually nothing was added to the knowledge of this species until its rediscovery in 1972.

The inland taipan is the most venomous snake in the world. Based on the median lethal dose value in mice, its venom, drop for drop, is by far the most toxic of any snake – much more so than even sea snakes and it has the most toxic venom of any reptile when tested on human heart cell culture. Unlike most snakes, the inland taipan is a specialist mammal hunter so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It is estimated that one bite possesses enough lethality to kill at least 100 fully grown men, and, depending on the nature of the bite, it has the potential to kill someone in as little as 30 to 45 minutes if left untreated. It is an extremely fast and agilesnake that can strike instantly with extreme accuracy, often striking multiple times in the same attack,and it envenoms in almost every case.

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