7 Incredible Animals That Are Immune To Snake Venom


Isn’t it amazing to be the animals that are immune to snake venom? Some of these cool animals here are not only immune to the venom, but also feed on the venomous snakes as part of the daily meals. There are not many animals that have this special gift, and every single animal on our list today is one of a kind. You might know all of them, but you might not know that they are this special. From the land to the sky, here are 7 animals that are immune to snake venom for you. Take a look and see how awesome they are!

1California Ground Squirrel

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This breed of squirrel is awesome in 2 different ways. The female squirrels with pups chew rattlesnake’s shed skin and lick themselves and the pups. Why so? That will disguise their scent, and keep them safe from their number 1 predator, rattlesnakes. Also, most adult California ground squirrels are partially immune to rattlesnake venom as well. So even if they are bitten by the rattlesnakes, the venom from those legless creatures still can’t do anything to them.


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Oh yes, this little cutie here can kill a viper and eat it for food without breaking a sweat. That is because hedgehog is immune to the venom, and it has spikes which is a bonus. As soon as the viper injured, the hedgehog begins from the head then finishes everything after some hours. You can never judge a book by its cover because by the look of the adorable hedgehog, it can’t be this fierce.

3Honey Badger

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Compared to hedgehogs, honey badgers won’t take hours to kill and eat venomous snakes. Honey badgers have both the skill and the energy, so it takes only a few seconds for them to take a snake out. They simply grab the snake by its head and use their jaws to finish it with their strong bites. All the honey badger needs is 15 minutes to consume their venomous meal.


King Cobra is nothing but one of the main courses for a mongoose. If you are looking for a snake killer, mongoose should be the first thing in your mind. Mongoose has a thick coat on their body that prevents the venom from the snake to pass. In case the bite from the snake is strong it passes the fur, the venom still does not do any harm to the mongoose. Also if the snake gets to bite, there is a 100% chance that the mongoose also leaves some wounds on the snakes as well. With just a few hours, the bite and the venom on the mongoose will be healed by themselves. Simple as that.


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The opossum is immune to ALL snake venom. Period. And of course, snakes are also on the menu when it comes to the meal for their daily food. Apart from snakes, opossum eats fruits, insects, and many more things. Looking innocent and all, but deep down inside the opossums are one ferocious killers and predators.

6The Garden Dormouse

The documents of how the garden dormouse is immune to the venom of vipers still remain questioned. All we know is that the garden dormouse does not attack the snakes or consume them like the others on the list at all. At the same time, the venom of the snake also does not have any effect on them. A bite or two from venomous snakes won’t harm this little creature at all, and that is why they are on the list.

7The Secretary Bird

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This bird feeds on snakes, so of course, snakes can’t harm them. The secretary bird has a very cool way to finish off its prey. It has very long legs that deliver strong and precise kicks on the snake’s body. In case they want to fancy kill their meal sometimes, the birds will carry the snake high up in the sky and throw it on stones. Takes only 10 seconds to get breakfast ready, simple as that.


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