Frequent question: What are the four poisonous snakes in India?

In India, a polyvalent antivenom is produced for the treatment of envenomations from the so called ‘big four’ snakes: the spectacled cobra (Naja naja), common krait (Bungarus caeruleus), Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii), and saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus).

How many types of snakes are poisonous in India?

In Indian context more than 270 snake species are present out of which around 60 species are venomous. India reported approximate 50000 death every year by snake bites.

Which snake has no anti venom?

About 60 of the 270 snake species found in India are medically important. This includes various types of cobras, kraits, saw-scaled vipers, sea snakes, and pit vipers for which there are no commercially available anti-venom.

Which snake is not poisonous?

Python is a non poisonous snake.

Which state in India has most snakes?

A total of 92,782 cases were reported in West Bengal whereas 38,682 and 21,711 cases were reported in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh respectively. Interestingly, Andhra Pradesh which registered the second-highest number of cases related to snake bite at 67,726 only saw 230 casualties in three years.

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