Biology Question #1020

Harish, a 14 year old male from Scarborough, Ontario asks on November 5, 2002,

I want to know if we inject cobra's venom into a rattlesnake and rattlesnake venom into cobra what happens?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on November 12, 2002

According to snake expert Brent Lindon:

"Each snake would have a reaction. The snake might die, but maybe not. Two rattlesnakes can bite each other and most likely not have a reaction. Then you have kingsnakes who have immunity to rattler venom but not cobra."

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