Hopefully you never have to experience this first hand. A journalist took part in a demonstrative experiment to show exactly what happens to blood after only a single drop of venom from a Russell’s viper, or Daboia, comes into contact with it. In seconds, the blood coagulates into a solid jelly-type mass, a frightening thought if you were ever to get bitten by one. Due to its tendency to inhabit highly-populated areas throughout southern and eastern Asia, the Daboia is frequently involved in snakebite incidents amongst humans.

The video has a Russian overdub of English audio and makes things a little difficult to follow, but the visuals say everything that gets lost in translation!

httpv://youtu.be/4WvnjCkLbvY

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