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What does it mean to 'milk' a snake?

Updated: 4/28/2022
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Milking a snake is the term used for getting venom out of a living snake. It is done by hooking the snake's fangs over the edge of a glass as if it was biting something and pressing on the venom glands. The venom is then used to create anti-venoms and in medical research.

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