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Venom In Vegas

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Animal adventurer and venom expert Donald Schultz has travelled worldwide to collect venom and DNA from rare animals, but in ‘Venom in Vegas’ he faces his toughest challenge yet. He will live with 100 snakes for 10 days, in full view of tourists and webcam fans outside of Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino and Resort. Every year, more than 100,000 snake bite victims die because the anti-venom that could save them is not available or is in short supply. Donald's goal is to raise awareness of the urgent need for anti-venom in developing countries. To focus attention to this problem, Donald will co-exist alongside snakes such as black mambas and rattlesnakes.  But he will also be working with them, extracting venom so research into venom variation and potential pharmaceutical use can continue. And he will be conducting tests to measure, for example, the potency of venom, the depth of fang penetration, and the strike range of the world's fastest snakes, through the use of high-speed cameras.