Outdoor enthusiasts know that a snake bite is no laughing matter – especially if it includes deadly venom – but did you know that just a “tiny amount of yellow fluid in a hypodermic is all it takes – dropping the deadly viper’s venom into a vial of human blood turns the liquid into a grotesque, lumpy jelly in just 20 seconds.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

Russell’s viper venom is so effective at causing clotting that it is used in medical tests. The snake is renowned for injecting huge doses of venom in its bites, with the immediate effects being pain and blisters at the site of the bite, falling blood pressure, reduced heart rate, vomiting and facial swelling.

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