Watch What Snake Venom Does to Human Blood

By Casey Chan on at

Blood isn’t supposed to plop out like a solid like that but that’s what happens when a snake’s haemotoxic venom gets mixed in with human blood, it thickens liquid blood into this congealed jelly substance. It’s pretty gross. But this is how a venomous snakebite affects the body of its prey, a lot of tiny blood clots form inside the bloodstream causing fatal blockages.

Watch the more scientific explanation of what happens when snake venom hits in the video by BBC Earth Unplugged below.