11. Poison That Melts Human Flesh
According to the Smithsonian, the poison of the Golden Lancehead viper is so dangerous to its victims, that mere first skin contact with the venom can end up melting off your flesh! This is because Golden Lancehead viper’s venom is extraordinarily powerful compared to that of other snakes.
In fact, studies have shown that the venom of Golden lancehead snakes is five times more powerful than the venom of its mainland cousins. Even though the strength of this venom scares us, it helps the island snakes to quickly kill and incapacitate their prey before consuming them. So, from an evolutionary point of view, this venom is very helpful for these snakes!