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Photo Essay: Venom From Around the World

Jameson's Mamba

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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

Jameson's Mamba

Holding by the head is a safe way to handle most venomous snakes. The venom of this Ugandan snake is the source of a drug in clinical trials for heart failure.

Photo Essay

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