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Re: [svp notes and other stuff]
> Such extremely potent venom delivered in such exaggerated doses seems kinda
> nutty, unless perhaps the ancestors of the Taipan and other venomous snakes,
> were hunting much larger prey.
I don't know much about the Taipan, but the venom presumably also provides a
defense against larger predators, in which case a far greater toxicity than
needed to subdue their prey might be useful. Can any snakes vary the dose
according to what they bite?