Venom Extractor // 60 Second Docs

60SecondDocsPublished: May 6, 20174 views
Published: May 6, 2017

Over the last 40 years, Jim Harrison has been teaching people that snakes aren’t the deadly creatures they’re thought of being. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. As a venom extractor at the Kentucky Repitle Zoo, Jim collects snake venom to sell to researchers hoping to find cures for a list of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and AIDS. But in order to prove that, he’s tested the limits of his own body – with five near-death experiences.

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