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Papuan Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni) The Taipan is considered to be one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. These are giant (4 m), fast,nervous and highly venomous snakes found in Australia and Papua New Guinea Coastal taipan,Oxyuranus scutellatus,alert,animal,australia,australian,big,black,coastal,dangerous,deadliest,deadly,elapid,fast,fauna,fierce,giant,guinea,isolated,large Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Papuan Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni)

The Taipan is considered to be one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. These are giant (4 m), fast,nervous and highly venomous snakes found in Australia and Papua New Guinea

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  1. Quite a wanderer the Taipan snake Julian, all over Australia and PNG must be a good swimmer to get to PNG, a great closeup. Posted 4 years ago

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The coastal taipan , or common taipan, is a species of large, highly venomous snake of the family Elapidae. It is native to the coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. According to most toxicological studies, this species is the third-most venomous land snake in the world based on its murine LD50.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Mar 23, 2018. Captured Apr 26, 2017 13:44.
  • DMC-GX80
  • f/5.1
  • 1/125s
  • ISO2500
  • 55mm