Watch What A Drop Of Viper Venom Does To Human Blood
EVER wonder what snake’s venom does to human blood?
It’s estimated that snakes bite around 5.5 million people every year, leading to 400,000 amputations, and up to 125,000 deaths.
India suffers more than any other nation. The country is home to the wold’s largest venemous snake, the terrifying King Cobra. Gowing up to 18-feet, this snake contsins enough venoms to kill 20 people. But it rarely does. It lives in dense jungle and forest, where people rarely visit.
More prolific are the Indian cobra (Naja naja), saw scaled viper (Echis carinatus) and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) and Daboia russeliiviper (Russell’s Viper). They live around humans, eating the rats that feast on waste.
Most people are bitten when they step on a snake. Poor lighting and a lack of shoes make for a dangerous environment in snake territory.
So. Want to see what a drop of Russell’s Viper vemon does to human blood:
Photo – revenge: U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Riley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bites a snake’s tale after sucking snake blood during a jungle survival training at the 2009 Cobra Gold military exercise in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)