This Terrifying Footage Shows Just How Fast Snake Venom Can Kill

This Terrifying Footage Shows Just How Fast Snake Venom Can Kill

If you’ve got a fear of snakes, best to turn back now. Even the sight of a snake is enough to scare of someone with ophiophobia... and they’re not wrong. Check out the video to see how if a venomous one bit you, it could lead to a quick death.

If you’re out on a hike through the forest and we tell you to be careful of snakes, we’ve got good reason to warn you. Most of them are actually scared of humans and will immediately scurry away at the slightest sense of vibration.

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However, there are some snakes that respond differently to potential threats. Snakes have three different methods of doing away with a potential prey or threat: constriction, swallowing whole, or venom injection.

The latter of the three options is without a doubt the most interesting. In the above video, you can see first-hand the effects that snake venom has on the human body. Fortunately, only one type of venomous snake is found in the UK – the adder. Steer clear if you spot one in the wild!

Check out the video above for a demonstration of just how dangerous snake venom really is!

Stacey Williams
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