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  • In India about 216 species of snakes are found. Only 52 are poisonous.
  • When a poisonous snake bites it may or may not inject its venom.
  • Venom is modified saliva. It's primary function is to capture/kill the prey and then it also helps to digest the prey.
  • Snake venom is made up of about 26 different enzymes. Species usually have 6-12 of these enzymes. These enzymes determine the toxicity of the snake and whether it is hemotoxic or neurotoxic.
 
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