The Effects of Snake Venom on Blood

May 30, 2013
On the Web
by Cindy Steinle

On the Web - In this short article from the Washington Post, we can see the immediate impact of Russell’s Viper venom on blood.

“A single drop of venom (from a Russell’s viper) is dripped onto a petri dish of blood, and in seconds the blood clots into a thick chunk of solid matter.” That about sums it up. Plus you get to watch venom drip out of a viper’s fangs.

Read the full story and check out the video after the jump!

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