Snake Venom Video: Poison Turns Blood to Jelly
Video Shows Snake Venom's Effect on Blood
In case you were wondering, now you can see exactly how hemotoxic snake venom affects human blood. It ain't pretty. Check out the video below, if you dare. It's SFW, but might give you nightmares.
Within seconds, you can see the venom from a (rather large) snake go to work on a glass of blood. The blood congeals into a jelly-like clump. Yuck.
Note that not all snake venom does this.
- Cobras deliver cardiotoxic venom, which induces heart failure
- The Japanese Habu delivers a venom containing phospholipase, which ruptures cell walls
- Black mambas deliver dentrotoxins, which cause nerve failure
For more snake-venom info, check out research from a country that knows a thing or two about poisonous snakes... Australia.
In case you were wondering, the snake in the video below is a Daboia, also known as the Russell's viper.
We first encountered the snake venom video on LiveLeak; the YouTube version is visible below.