17 February 2011

Video: Viper strike in slow motion

Vipers are among the most dangerous snakes in the world and can be located on all continents except Antarctica and Australia.The snake in the video is a Russell's Viper, one of the most dangerous snakes in Asia. It is one of the snake species responsible for causing the most snakebite cases and deaths in the world. Once bitten, people experience a wide variety of symptoms including pain, swelling, vomiting, dizziness, blood incoagubility and kidney failure.

Using slow-motion photography snake expert Romulus Whitaker shows in the video what happens if someone accidentically steps on a Russell's Viper.

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