Photographer's Note

At the snake farm run by the Red Cross, in Bangkok city, snakes are grown and milked to make snake antidote to their bites. The venom is injected into healthy horses, for a period of eight months. Bigger and bigger doses are given to the horse. Then 1/10 of it's blood is taken and tested. If the antibodies in the blood are correct, it is used to make anti-venom medicine. One half of the horse blood is drained at a time. If you are bitten by a Siamese Cobra, seen here, you will die in 15 minutes, without the antidote. The men working here have all been bitten in the past. They are milking a cobra. They hold the cobras around their hood, and squeeze them, with the fangs over the tiny glass bowl. The clear venom drips into the dish. They milk other dangerous snakes also, crates, king cobras, and other types of cobras. You must have the specific antidote made from the type of snake which bit you for it to work.

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