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Photo Essay: Venom From Around the World

Taipan

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Photo: Dr. Zoltan Takacs

Western RattlesnakeEyelash Palm-PitviperTaipanBlanding's Tree SnakeBox JellyfishJameson's MambaPeringuey's Desert AdderPeringuey's Desert AdderBurrowing AspRhinoceros Viper

Taipan

A Taipan, found in Australia, is having venom extracted. This snake's venom is made of about 100 different constituents that act in concert to immobilize or kill prey or predator.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay