IAS officer shares video of Irula tribe member extracting snake venom. Watch

IAS officer shares video of Irula tribe member extracting snake venom. Watch

The process is done in a way to make sure the snakes are not hurt in any way.

There are very few people who don't get the heebie jeebies after hearing the word snake. And there's no doubt that snake bites are lethal. If you've seen the movie Snakes on A Plane, then you probably know what we are talking about. However, a fascinating video shared by IAS officer Supriya Sahu, has left netizens amazed and it shows how snake venom is extracted to make the antidote.

Before you think that this process is harmful for the snakes, let us tell you about the Irula tribe, who have acquired special permission from the government to extract snake venom and use it for medicinal purposes. According to the caption by Sahu, the process is done in a way to make sure the snakes are not hurt in any way.

"Nothing less than fascinating to see the Irula tribes extracting snake venom from snakes like Cobra, Russell's viper, Krait etc, without harming them. The Venom is sold to Pharma companies to make Anti Snake Venom.Set up in 1978, Irula Snake Catcher's Society has 300 members," read the caption.

IAS officer shares video of Irula tribe member extracting snake venom. Watch
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