Venom Extraction

Nov 25, 2014
The Reptile Report
by Editor in Chief

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.”

 

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