YouTube - Venom from Russell’s vipers (Daboia r. russelli) at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo is extracted for research purposes.
The Reptile Report - From Jim Harrison: “The venom extracted from the Crotalus d. terrificus at Kentucky Reptile Zoo is being used in the development of a new cancer fighting drug. Instead of killing venomous snakes people should respect them and leave them alone. Most snakebites happen when attempting to catch or kill a snake. Crotalus d. terrificus have a powerful neurotoxic venom.”