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        Venom: The Viper’s Deadly Weapon

        This video excerpt from NOVA: “Venom: Nature’s Killer” shows how toxins from a venomous snake enter a victim’s body. Animations illustrate how venom that is stored behind a viper's eyes is pumped through its fangs into a victim's body where it targets the blood cells, ultimately leading the victim to bleed to death internally. In comparison, as noted in the video, venom from a krait or cobra affects a victim's muscles and nervous system, causing suffocation from paralysis of the lungs.

        This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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