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.
Taipan snakes are large, agile and highly venomous snakes endemic to Australasia. They mainly hunt rats and bandicoots. Temperament varies between the different species.
Oxyuranus scutellatus ENGLISH
Coastal Taipan, Common Taipan, Taipan, FRENCH
Taïpan Côtier, GERMAN
Küstentaipan, östlicher Taipan, ITALIAN
Taipan Comune, Taipan Continentale Litoraneo, SPANISH
Taipán De La Costa ref
Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus ref
Oxyuranus scutellatus canni ENGLISH
New Guinea Taipan, Papuan Taipan, GERMAN
Neuguinea Taipan, Papuataipan, UNCODED LANGUAGES
Auguma, Duba, Kabagi, Larana Karo, Lavai, Relena Gamara ref