Central Ranges Taipan and the giant millipede stay tops as most wanton of creatures

June 19th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by David M N James  

The list of the top ten most venomous snakes in the Orient is increasing with the Central Ranges Taipan still tops as the most famous.

A new list list of the most wanton creatures in the Orient and much of Asia shows that a species of the Central Ranges Taipan still dominates this league of creatures.

The new list includes lethal animals like a box jellyfish (Malo kingi) - named after Robert King, who apparently died after he was stung by this species - and the Central Ranges Taipan (Oxyuranus temporalis), now ranks as one of the most venomous snakes in the world. This snake can kill within seconds of its venomous bite.

Another of the wanton and dangerous creatures is the Michelin Man, a succulent plant from Western Australia that resembles the rotund tire guy. Appearing on this list of these phony creatures is the ornate sleeper ray from the east coast of South Africa named after the Electrolux vacuum cleaner brand due to the animal’s ability to suck up prey in the water.

There is also the pink dragon millipede. The millipede is hot pink in color, which indicates to other predators that the creature is highly toxic. It is advisable to keep off these damning creatures. They are as bad as they are venomous.

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