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See What Happens When Snake Venom Is Mixed With Human Blood

What happens when snake venom comes into contact with human blood? A video uploaded Wednesday by BBC Earth Unplugged provides an answer.

BBC host Maddie Moate donated 10 milliliters of her own blood and then mixed it with the hemotoxic venom from a saw-scaled viper, the snake family responsible for the most snake bite-related deaths in the world.

The venom triggered the coagulation cascade which morphed the blood from its liquid form into a substance akin to "jelly." As Moate explained, victims of saw-scaled viper snack bites commonly die of blood clots that form shortly after the venom makes its way into the bloodstream.

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(H/T: Gizmodo)

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