I was looking through several sites on the cool and deadly critters we have here and i found this table
Its based on the LD50 (the lethal dose for 50% of the animals tested on(generally mice))
Anyway i think it demonstrates how incredibly potent our snakes are.
Anyway as i said. Does anyone know why our snakes have evolved to be so potent. There are no major large predators in Australia therefore their venom is for their prey, yet surely they don't need so potent a venom for what is generally rats and native mice. Or at the largest bandicoots.
Edited by AtlantisRises, 14 October 2006 - 05:52 AM.