The inland taipan is by far the most venomous snake on earth. With an LD50 of 0.01 mg/kg, it is about 10 times as venomous as a Mojave rattlesnake and 750 times as venomous as a common cobra. Lethal dose calculations are made on mice, so they have a mammalian bias. Even more so with this species of snake, as it is specialised to feed on rodents. These calculations might not necessarily be applicable to non-mammalian species, and may even be inaccurate for mammals other than mice/rodents. The venom from a single bite of the inland taipan is potent enough to kill about 250,000 mice, or the mouse equivalent of 100 men. This species generally lives in remote and sparsely inhabited areas. Like most snakes, inland taipans are generally shy and will usually not bite unless they feel threatened. No fatalities have been attributed to this species, and all known bites have been to people who keep them in captivity or actively seek them out in the wild.