...all I have ever wanted to do is play with venomous animals...
July 27, 2007 12:05 PM   Subscribe

Just stay away from the stingrays. :(
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:09 PM on July 27, 2007

Those subcutaneous numbers in the LD-50 link are impressive. For the deadliest, 2.5 mg would kill an average 100 kg person half the time. Though it's a little disturbing that the site calls it a "LD50 menu," like these are puffer-fish delicacies.
posted by exogenous at 12:26 PM on July 27, 2007

From the wikipedia trivian section on the Inland Taipan:
"Steve Irwin, the "The Crocodile Hunter" once presented a TV program listing the world's 10 deadliest snakes, of which the Inland Taipan came in at number 1. During the program, he was seen lying down outside the hole of a Inland Taipan, which came out and flicked Irwin with its tongue — before presumably deciding he did not taste very nice and slithering away, causing no harm to the biologist."

I still miss that guy. :(
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:43 PM on July 27, 2007

Snake bait!
posted by i_cola at 12:52 PM on July 27, 2007

This had never been posted on Metafilter before? Huh.

I've always especially loved the slow loris page. It's the cutest poisonous primate ever.
posted by MsMolly at 2:04 PM on July 27, 2007

That is a pretty nice life. I am a big snake fan myself. One of my favorite videos is about how to escape an anaconda bite. Just remember to always push your hand deeper into the snake's mouth.
posted by interchangez at 5:53 PM on July 28, 2007

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