Nigeria raises alarm over world 2nd most poisonous snakes that have invaded Lekki and can kill hundreds with just one drop of venom

The inland Taipan, snake also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the taipan genus, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia,but strangely enough,it has been found in Nigeria!

Cool FM OAP N6 has made an unsettling revelation. He said the Island Taipan snake which is the second deadliest snake in the world, has been spotted in large numbers in Lagos.

The Island Taipan snake can kill hundreds of people with just one drop of its venom. N6 painted a dangerous scenario where the snake spits into a water source. This could cause massive deaths.

Sharing a photo of the snake on Instagram, N6 wrote:

HELLO EVERYONE.. THIS SNAKE IS CALLED AN ISLAND TAIPAN, ITS THE 2ND DEADLIEST SNAKE IN THE WORLD AFTER THE BLACK MAMBA. ITS NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA ONLY BUT FOR SOME WEIRD REASON IT HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN LARGE NUMBERS IN THE LEKKI AND AJAH AREAS OF LAGOS. ONE DROP OF ITS VENOM CAN KILL 100 PEOPLE, IMAGINE IT SPITS INTO OUR WATER SUPPLY? HOW IT GOT INTO NIGERIA IS STILL A MYSTERY. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO ANTI-VENOM FOR IT AVAILABLE. PLEASE PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND STAY ALERT. #TeamN6

His revelation has caused panic among Lekki residents on social media. Whereas non-residents of Lekki have taken advantage of the situation to gloat and throw jabs at residents of Lekki and its environs.


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