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An elementary student watches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake being milked for its venom on Friday March 9, 2007, at the Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas..The venom is collected and sold to Bioactive Laboratories out of Tallassee, Alabama. The Western Diamondback has proteolytic venom that destroys tissues and other cells through intramolecular digestion. This is one of the properties that allow venom to be used in medical research. .

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An elementary student watches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake being milked for its venom on Friday March 9, 2007, at the Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas..The venom is collected and sold to Bioactive Laboratories out of Tallassee, Alabama. The Western Diamondback has proteolytic venom that destroys tissues and other cells through intramolecular digestion. This is one of the properties that allow venom to be used in medical research. .