Head 2 Head: Killer critters

Deadly: Taipan – Found in inland Australia, Earth’s most venomous snake paralyses its victims with a powerful neurotoxin, usually killing in under 45 minutes.

Deadlier: Golden poison-dart frog – The most poisonous of its family, this 2.5-centimetre (one-inch)-long amphibian has enough batrachotoxin to take out nine people!

Deadliest: Box jellyfish – This jellyfish’s tentacles deliver a deadly blend of toxins simultaneously targeting the heart, nervous system, skin and red blood cells.