Let me know when you want me to start saying something. Okay, you go ahead now. Out here in this avocado
field I found myself an eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Diamondbacks are fairly common here in Florida. Here in the
avocado grove we have a four foot long snake. Diamondback rattlesnakes have a distinctive diamond pattern running down their
backs and outlined in a light shad of color. These snakes can be very defensive and subsequently become very
dangerous due to the amount of venom they carry. This snake is quite nervous, rattling his tail and if I get too close it will strike.
Now this rattlesnake here carries the most venom of any venomous snake found in North America. One bite from a snake like this is capable to killing 4 to
6 people. So, I’m going to extract some venom from this snake. Here I have an easter diamondback rattlesnake. The snake is opening its mouth
and you can see the membrane tissue around its fangs itself. The two larger objects in front of the mouth cavity are the fangs. I’ll grab a
flask and try to extract some venom from the the fangs of the snake. All the venom running down the flask and you can see the
fangs. Actually, can you see that replacement fang right there? The fang broke off, replaced by a new fang and we’’l
save the broken off fang fro educational purposes. Okay, we’re going to put the snake back
into the environment and let him go. Go little snake. The venom that I have here is a hemotoxic venom. Hemotoxic venom brakes
down the blood and causing massive hemorrhaging throughout the internal organ system. Most people will die from shot down due to
blood clogging when bitten by hemotoxic snakes. And this is the venom of a Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, which has a yellow coloration and one drop of this venom is capable of killing an
average person but I have enough here to kill at least six to ten people.