World’s deadliest snake leaves teen keeper fighting for his life Latest News

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World’s deadliest snake leaves teen keeper fighting for his life Latest News

Nathan Chetcuti, 19, was attacked by the serpent while trying to place it back inside its enclosure inside his Brisbane, Australia, home this weekend.

The inland taipan – also known as the fierce snake – is the most venomous snake in the world, drop-for-drop, with one bite possessing enough deadly toxin to kill 100 men.

Serious bites are able to inflict a lethal dose of venom that can cause death in as little as 30 minutes.

Nathan was rushed to a nearby hospital after being bitten, where he remains in intensive care.


Nathan Chetcuti and an inland taipan snakeGETTY/FACEBOOK


TRAGEDY: Nathan Chetcuti is fighting for his life after being bitten by an inland taipan

It is thought the quick actions of his dad, who was present at the time he was bitten, could prove crucial to helping save his life.

The young animal lover has his own dedicated YouTube channel, Australian Pythons And Other Reptiles, which has more than 4,000 subscribers.

His collection of reptiles are mostly non-lethal – although the inland taipan is considered exceptionally dangerous.


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TALENT: The 19-year-old has his own YouTube show dedicated to snakes and reptiles

The reclusive species live in remote areas of the Australian desert meaning attacks on members of the public are rare.

Their venom contains a mixture of neurotoxins, hemotoxins and myotoxins which cause rapid onset paralysis and internal bleeding.

“It is probably one of our most dangerous snakes in Australia,” Toxicologist Dr Geoff Isbister told ABC.

“It’s a very large snake and when it bites, it definitely strikes, often strikes twice and envenoms in almost every case.”

World’s deadliest snake leaves teen keeper fighting for his life Latest News

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