The Oxyuranus microlepidotus, commonly known as the Inland Taipan or the "fierce" snake, is among one of the most poisonous snakes on land. It received the nickname the "fierce snake" not because it is aggressive, but because of its very powerful venom. See what makes it so poisonous, click here ! They use their poison to attack small mammals and feed on them. Check out what small mammals they eat on the Nutrition page. The length of this snake spans between about 5 feet to 8 feet. With its dark olive green or golden brown appearance it easily distinguished in the wilderness.
This dangerous snake lives in the hot plains of central Australia. See the Habitat page. Within this habitat, the Inland Taipan will find crevices to live and reproduce. Jump over to the Reproduction page. There aren't many animals that live in this hot environment, but some have adapted. Check out other organism who live in Central Australia by clicking here.