Milking Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus) Venom, in Slow Motion

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Originally, we hadn't planned on releasing any of the raw footage from the snake milking documentary, as we thought it'd be of limited usefulness, but it turns out we were wrong (or more truthfully, I, Joaquim was wrong). Someone has actually already reused some shots from it (see:, so the only sensible thing to do would be to officially release the originals.

This one is of Bungarus fasciatus (banded krait), and shows the full milking process in slow motion. The shot isn't perfect by any stretch, with light flickering, focus drops, and unfortunate positioning. Hopefully, these can be remedied when we get a second try at filming this.

Usage of this item elsewhere

  • An edited version of this item is uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
  • A portion of this footage can be found in the video, "5 most POISONOUS SNAKES in the WORLD - part 2" on YouTube.

License & Attribution

By Joaquim Baeta. The files associated with this video are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. You are free to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon them in any medium or format, even for commercial purposes, provided you give appropriate credit to Joaquim Baeta.

Example attribution: "Milking Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus) Venom, in Slow Motion" by Joaquim Baeta,, CC BY.