Milking Juvenile Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) Venom, in Slow Motion

This is the final slowmo footage from our snake milking documentary, encompassing the several juvenile Malayan pit vipers that had their venom extracted. One thing you'll notice in contrast with the adult individual is that their entire bodies will flail violently when they bite, which the snake milker (no doubt mindfully) ignores to focus on the task of keeping their fangs fixed on the balloon.

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