Taipans usually avoid confrontation, but they will strike fast and fiercely when cornered. Multiple bites, each bite will deliver a venom dosage that is usually lethal without antivenin-treatment. Horses had died within 5 minutes after a bite.
The inland taipan has the most lethal venom of all snakes, but it is quite reluctant to strike and a very rare species. Bite accidents in the field are unknown.
Oxyuranus microlepidotus ENGLISH
Fierce Snake, Inland Taipan, Small Scaled Snake, Western Taipan, FRENCH
Taïpan Du Désert, GERMAN
Australischer Inlandtaipan, Kleinschuppenschlange, Schreckensotter, Zornschlange, ITALIAN
Serpente Fiero, Serpente Piccolo Scalato, Taipan Dell'interno, SPANISH
Serpiente De Escamas Pequeñas, Serpiente Feroz, Taipán Del Interior ref