Blood Jelly!: What Snake Venom Does To Victims' Blood

April 21, 2016


This is an informative video about how venomous snakes kill their prey (previously: this video). Basically the venom causes red blood cells to rupture, and blood to clot. Smaller victims are killed when the blood clots get lodged in blood vessels and cause a stroke or cardiac arrest. In larger animals the ruptured red blood cells can cause massive internal bleeding. I'm gonna be honest, I don't want to get bitten by a venomous snake anymore. "You did before?" Kind of. I know, maybe if I let it slither around in some radioactive waste first..."You'd gain superpowers." WHY ARE THEY SO HARD TO COME BY? Being Snakeman doesn't even sound that cool but I'd settle for it.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 2:25 if you just want to see the blood jelly.

Thanks to hairless, who tried to tell me he keeps himself completely shaved because snakes are attracted to body hair. I'm convinced he got struck by lightning and couldn't grow hair if he wanted to.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It should be noted and maybe they said it in the video I don't have 7 minutes 20 seconds to watch but neurotoxins don't do that. Neurotoxins target nerve cells which can cause death by paralysis or stopping heartbeat and/or breathing. If it were possible I'd say they should find a way to get to extract living nerves and does them with neurotoxins.

  • Malcolm Fried

    she specifically says hematoxin, and its within the first minute.

  • Bling Nye

    Honestly, I think that'd be rather boring, since it would just be nerves firing, then not firing.. basic "on/off"... It'd be as anti-climactic as breaking a circuit by cutting a wire or flipping a switch. Definitely not as 'shocking' as seeing what's supposed to be a liquid (yer blood) turn to a goopy gel.

    Also, seeing that blood jelly hit the dish made me remember hocking a bloody goo like that after having a bloody nose that finally stopped running, but wasn't totally coagulated. Ugh, I can taste it even the more I think about it.


  • GeneralDisorder

    The uncoagulated blood in your nose still makes a better love story than Twilight.

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