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The ultimate venomous killer is the taipan.  One bite can kill over 100,000 mice.  The bite of a taipan is almost 100 times more deadly than an American diamondback rattlesnake.  Its extreme toxicity first paralyzes, then pre-digests breaking down muscle tissue even before preys swallowed whole.  The taipan grows to be over 6 feet long, with the longest fangs of any Australian snake.

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