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Rearing Snakes for the Venom They Yield

���At top: The death struggle between a poison- ous and a non -poisonous snake. The coils are exerting a crushing force and the fangs of the crushed one are at the other's throat

��At top: Dr. Vital Brazil extracting the venom from a poisonous snake. The poison sacs of the snake are pressed, forcing the angry reptile to eject the venom from the fangs

��Sev^J^i) °"t11-' ""^^^/^'""^ ^t.Sao Paulo. Brazil. The snakes are raised for the poison which tney yield. This is in turn used as an antitoxin for different diseases, including snakebite itself


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