The puff adder is a poisonous snake with a deadly weapon, and these guys are about to extract its venom.
Also known as Bitis Arietans, the puff adder packs a powerful punch with it’s fangs and venom.
Watch as these scientists extract some of its deadly venom in an attempt to study the material more closely.
As you can see extracting the venom from a puff adder is no simple task, these professionals took every step to ensure the safety of themselves and the snake.
Did you see the size of the second snake? According to the woman in the video they had to pin the snake to the ground before attempting to take it’s venom.
The puff adder can be found in parts of Africa, so if you’re planning a trip there remember to keep an eye out for this snake as they cause the most snake-bite deaths each year in that country.