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Deadliest Job in the World – Australian Snake Milker!

February 3, 2020

(ominous suspenseful music) – [Zac] Wait, wait, wait. Yep, go.
– Okay, got him. – [Zac] Are you ready? – Pretty good hold on his body. Wow! Just a single drop of that
venom can kill you, correct? – [Zac] Yep. (eerie haunting music) (dynamic jungle music) – The Brave Wilderness channel is a collection of
exciting and educational animal adventure videos. Barely even moved, it was
like perfectly camouflaged and it just said okay, you can’t see me, I’ll tell you what, I did see you. Yes, even the ones where I’m being bitten. Ah! Or stung. Ah! Find themselves chock full of factual tidbits, tips
and tricks for avoiding these often misunderstood
creatures in the wild. I believe that a big part of my role is to help people recognize
the good in all animals, especially ones that a large
percentage of people fear like snakes and spiders and while it’s fair to say that these animals are feared worldwide, the species that live in
Australia are often considered more terrifying, because
of their toxic nature, in fact the world’s most
venomous snake and spider species call this island continent home and some of them have venom so powerful, it’s guaranteed to kill a human, without the administration of antivenom. Today I’m returning to
Australian Reptile Park, this wildlife sanctuary is the
only facility in the country, that milks both snake and spider venom for the production of antivenom. It’s a dangerous process
and several years ago, I had the chance to learn alongside the park’s arachnid
expert, Kane Christensen. – You can actually see the drops of venom on the tips of the fangs
and that’s what we want, we want to get that venom from
those fangs into the pipette. – If you thought milking
a spider was dangerous, today’s education will
be even more extreme as I will assist in milking the three most deadly snakes in the world. Okay, we’re going to enter
the most dangerous room on the planet, a room
filled with venomous snakes. Zac, how are you?
– I’m good, yourself? – Good to see you.
– You too. – I’m just explaining to these guys, that this has got to be the most dangerous room
on the face of the planet, every snake in here can
potentially kill you, right? – Oh, 100%, second and third
most toxic snakes in the world. – Okay.
– So pretty nasty. – Now the antivenom that you guys create is saving lives every single day, how many people are bitten
by these snake species on a yearly basis? – So statistics are about
three to 5,000 bites per year with anywhere up to three
to 400 lives being saved with the antivenom program,
so it’s pretty cool. – Wow, well, sweet,
let’s get into milking, what is the first species
we’re gonna look at? – So we’re gonna look at
the king brown or the mulga, – Oh, sweet.
– so the big boy. – Okay, I’m gonna let you do your thing, you let me know when
you want me to come in to get hands on with the danger noodle. – Rightio, so I’m gonna grab
the snake out of the enclosure, I’ll get you guys to
jump back at that point, ’cause he’s quite big and
he’ll swing around a fair bit, if he wants to. We’ll then come over here, I’ll swing him on to the
pinning pad using the pinner, so nice and soft to protect the snake and to protect myself, it’s
slightly tacky as well, so it gives me that split second of time, where he slightly sticks to it, but it doesn’t hurt him at all and then we’re gonna grab him and hopefully it all goes well. (light suspenseful music) – We’ll be quiet and we’ll let
you focus, oh, my goodness. – [Zac] Come on, big boy. – [Coyote] Wow, that is a huge snake! – Yeah, you can see him a bit cranky, he’s not the happiest
about this arrangement. – [Coyote] Okay, where
would you like me to go? – [Zac] Right, so you
just hang just there. – Okay.
– I’m gonna swing him and then I’ll get you to come in and just grab this back end for me, ’cause once I get him by the
head, he’s not gonna be happy. – [Coyote] Yep, go ahead and just focus, do what you’re doing. – Grab it now?
– Yep, yep, yep! – Got him. Gosh, it is so powerful.
– Right, come over here. – Yep, that is a big,
big mulga right there. – Rightio, so now the trick is, ’cause he’s not a stupid animal, he wants to bite me, not the jar, so the finger is the target, (suspenseful music) There we go.
– Oh, my goodness. Oh wow, that is a huge
venom yield, my goodness! – So give his venom
glands a bit of a massage, try get a little bit more, you can see him just
chewing on that thing. – Wow, look at those fangs. Massive fangs for an elapid, wow! That is like a grappling hook of teeth. Can I move around just to the side? – Yeah, yeah. – Whoa! – You can see him still
chewing, still projecting venom. – Yeah, the venom is still dripping. – And he’s not letting go. – And the power in this
snake’s body is unbelievable, so big around, I can barely
get my hands completely on it, that is a massive snake, I never imagined seeing
a mulga of this size. So how do you get the snake
off of the venom vial? – A little bit of
manipulation or there we go. – Ooh, my goodness!
– And what we’re gonna do is I’m gonna get you to put it in. – Okay.
– I promise I won’t let go till–
– Body first? – [Zac] Yeah, yeah, body first. – [Coyote] Okay, in we go, in we go. – [Zac] Rightio, now jump on back, ’cause this is the bit
where it goes a bit sketchy. Ready, three, two, one. – Nice job!
– That is a risky little game right there, hoo! My heart is racing.
– Yeah. – That was cool and that is not the most
dangerous snake we’re gonna milk, so next on the list is
the coastal taipan, right? – Yeah, yeah, we’re
stepping it up quite a bit, so this is not a large-bodied snake, except these ones are pretty nasty. – [Coyote] Okay. Well, let’s go for the coastal
taipan and see what happens. (light suspenseful music) Wow, this snake is big too. Oh, my. – [Zac] So normally we cool
them down a little bit, so he’s a little bit
unsure what’s happening, but that might work to our advantage. Are we ready?
– Yep. – Good.
– Damn! – Wait, wait, wait, yep, grab him. – Okay, got him. – Oh, yeah. – What a cool looking snake. – Are you ready?
– Yeah. I’ve got a pretty good
hold on his body here. Ooh! Wow! – Give those venom glands
a little bit of a squeeze. – [Coyote] Holy mackerel! That looks like more
venom than the king brown. – Yeah, it is.
– You’re right, you said he’s the record holder
for the largest venom yield. – [Zac] Yes, this guy’s
a pretty special animal. That is a bad time.
– Wow. So if you were to be bitten by this snake and have that much venom go into you, do you think there’s a
chance you’re gonna survive? – [Zac] There wouldn’t
be a very good chance. – [Coyote] Okay. – [Zac] Just the sheer amount
would just drown your system. That’s a phenomenal
amount and hugely toxic. – It’s rather hard to find
a coastal taipan, is it not? – Yeah, they’re pretty secretive, but it’s when you’re out bush walking, you jump over a log and
they just get a bit spooked. – There you go, okay, ready
to take him off the vial? – Yeah, yeah, I’m getting
a bit nervous now. – Yeah. – He’s a bit cranky.
– Okay, okay. – So,
– Same process? – Same again, yeah, yeah.
– I go in first. – [Zac] You put the back end in? – [Coyote] So much power
in the body of that snake. So streamlined, I love the scales, okay. – [Zac] Right, you
should get that tail in. – And in.
– Three, two, one. – Hoo!
– There. – Two down and one more to go.
(laughing) – [Zac] And now we step it up again. – The next one is the most
dangerous snake in the world. That was intense. (light melodic music) Oh, bringing in the stairs for this one. – Yeah, I’m not quite that tall. And he’s here waiting. (light suspenseful music) – Whoa, nicely done. Wow, this snake’s beautiful and you’ve got to be
quick with the hands, huh? – [Zac] Wait. Yep. – Have you got it?
– Yeah. Are you ready?
– Yeah. – See that? Bugger all venom compared to
those two big ones anyway. That’s all you need. – That’s it, the most deadly
snake in the world right there and just a single drop of that
venom can kill you, correct? – Yeah, so that drop there
would kill about 250,000 mice. – It’s amazing to be
hands on with a snake, that is this dangerous, I mean, even if I saw
one of these in the wild, I don’t think I would ever
try to interact with it, I mean, we would film
it from a safe distance, we’d never even think about
catching it or heading it or certainly taking a look at those fangs and you know, the fangs
are not nearly as big as the other species, but man, to just know that that
venom is so incredibly toxic and how many people are bitten
by this snake every year? – Very, very little, so these are found out in the middle of basically Australia, no one goes out there, unless
they’re looking for these guys and normally if they’re looking for them, they know what they’re doing. We had someone get bitten by one last year and he was in a coma for nearly a week. – Wow.
– He made it through. – Amazing, alright, you
wanna take it off the vial? – Yes, please, my hand’s
starting to cramp up. (light melodic music) – Okay.
– I’ll take this one, – Okay.
– ’cause we’re up on top. – [Coyote] Yeah, I am not
gonna climb up there with you. Woo, I’m sweatin’!
– You’re not the only one. Are you ready? Steady. Thought he was coming back out then. – Not a ton in there, but
just that much would kill you. So it’s a dangerous job and
it takes incredible focus, precision and a lot of guts
to do this on a weekly basis, but how rewarding is it to know that this venom is going
towards saving lives of anyone that’s bitten
by one of these snakes? – Oh, it’s awesome knowing that I have an
active part in saving lives, like me and Kane, we always say we’re not smart enough
to be brain surgeons, but we can save lives with
the antivenom program we have. I’ve had people come in and it generally happens
in your worst week, when everything’s going wrong
and they’ll come in and go, “You’re the reason I’m here, “you’re the reason I’m able
to bring my kids here.” It’s an incredible feeling,
it just gives you chills, I’ve got goosebumps just
talking about it, it’s awesome. – Yeah, well, Zac, thank
you so much for having us, – You’re more than welcome.
– behind the scenes today at the Australian Reptile
Park, where we got to milk three of the most deadly
snakes on the planet. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you
on the next location. Every year a collision course with fate finds dozens of adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and
even backyard gardeners bitten by one of Australia’s
most deadly creatures. Most bites happen by accident and while no one ever wants to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, there is comfort in knowing
that wildlife experts such as Zac Bower and Kane Christiensen are fearlessly working to extract venom, that will be used to save lives. The creation of antivenom
is a fascinating science and if you would like to
learn more information about Australian Reptile
Park’s milking program, make sure to visit their website. Hey, Coyote Pack, if you
thought milking snakes was a thrilling brush with danger, then make sure to go back
and watch the episode, where we extracted venom from
the Sydney funnel-web spider and don’t forget, subscribe and
click the notification bell, so you can join me and the
crew on our next big adventure. (light jungle music) (birds twittering)


  • Reply Big Red Nix January 18, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Wha if he doesn't close it

  • Reply Tahlia Troy January 18, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    now i am scared there are theires aniamals and now there are bush fires

  • Reply mollexi January 18, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    My heart was like DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN!!!

  • Reply Floppy Gaming January 19, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Americans may call this dangerous, but as a fellow Aussie this just looks like a normal day at work

  • Reply YellowFang and CinderPelt January 19, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Coyote is regretting everything.

  • Reply Helen Jin January 19, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I live in Australia I’m sooo scared but because of you I watched your videos and know I’m not scared

  • Reply dipper pines January 19, 2020 at 4:18 am

    You inseparable you me into a man. In nature

  • Reply yourfriendlyneighbourhoodspiderman January 19, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Most feared animals in the world: snakes and spiders

    Cockroach:Ho? Are you challenging me?

  • Reply Sus Man January 19, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Coyote: This room with venemous snakes has to be the most dangetous room on the face of the planet!
    Chernobyl's Elephant's Foot: am i a joke to you?

  • Reply Thuy Vu January 19, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Oh god

  • Reply ItsCia GD January 19, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Another great question:if this guy milks em, who in the world even catches them and puts them in those cages?

  • Reply Ste Ven January 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    7:43 😂😂

  • Reply Christopher LaPalme January 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Coyote: stares intensly at the glass full of venom and that right there is enough to kill you

    Me: coyote, you good bro? Making secret plans or something 😂


  • Reply Truth Seeker January 19, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Imagine doing that job on a monday morning when you are all tired and not focused….

  • Reply Nate Thegreat January 20, 2020 at 12:24 am

    I always thought the black mamba was the worlds deadliest snake?

  • Reply Kevin Norris January 20, 2020 at 2:25 am

    I wouldn't touch any kind of snake and they touch the world's most deadliest snake on earth the inland Taipan

  • Reply Nar Tamang January 20, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Deadliest snake in the world!

    Me:have u checked ur Self? Bc u see blood of the snake

    U killing it?

  • Reply Piet Skiet January 20, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Nope. The deadliest job in the world is being a white farmer in South Africa.

  • Reply Strange Box January 20, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    i can hardly able to see it on yt and he works in that room daily ,huge balls, big respect 🤗🤗🤗

  • Reply Alia Alihadjieva January 20, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    me watching this at 3 am

  • Reply Electro Studio January 21, 2020 at 6:19 am

    When I see a snake
    Id be like "*NNNNNOOOPPPEEE*"

  • Reply Mami女神 January 21, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Only white people.

  • Reply Cow Chan January 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Me:kills a mosquito that was the deadliest thing I’ve done…
    Also me:”watches” …REEEEEEEE

  • Reply Zuley love January 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I feel bad for the snakes they was bleeding

  • Reply Makayla Ewing January 22, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Coyte how is like to stand that close to those kind of snake

  • Reply Flares McFlurry Dino Snot January 22, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Ummmmm what about the black mamba

  • Reply danny nyman January 22, 2020 at 4:36 am

    This is the most Australian thing I’ve seen

  • Reply Tilly Steele January 22, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Go to England and see our animals ps we don’t have many cool ones but oh well

  • Reply Usro Digital Brand Indonesia January 22, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Helo, we have a business inquiry for you, can we send you an email? Thankyou

  • Reply Lois_ xx90 January 22, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I know this is for scientific cancer research…but this looks cruel. I know, I know, I'm just that girl. But those snakes live in tiny boxes and all they know is fear and pain. Is that a way to treat animals?

    They get purposefully infuriated into producing venom and then their heads get squeezed until it all comes rushing out…

  • Reply Progamer5559yt Natural January 22, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    I Philippine and I’m at Australia

  • Reply Bradley Hunt January 23, 2020 at 1:52 am


  • Reply Jasmine Long January 23, 2020 at 2:56 am

    6:57 it looks like the guy is like squeezing the snake face😂

  • Reply Squdling 69 January 23, 2020 at 5:02 am

    We don’t use nukes we just use our wild life

  • Reply Ushab Gurung January 23, 2020 at 6:12 am

    One time when I was at school in 5th grade some guy came our schools showed us a python he invited my friends hold he almost killed it because he squeezing the snake hard

  • Reply s. Akash January 23, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Wow venom is different color man
    O m g

  • Reply randoms Comedy January 24, 2020 at 7:29 am

    When I see Australia mentioned in the title

    (I live in Australia”

  • Reply Hassan amin January 24, 2020 at 10:02 am

    This is the place where lazer beam went.

  • Reply Faris Jr January 24, 2020 at 11:36 am

    This guy’s balls made of titanium..

  • Reply Antoniozilla January 24, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    “Snake milker” 😏😏😏😏

  • Reply Uganda knuckle Knut January 24, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Just one question! Just one!
    Why doesn't he wear extra snake bite safe gloves or something???

  • Reply Aleece Basford January 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    This is so Dangerous to do

  • Reply Western Tiger January 25, 2020 at 11:43 am

    The lizard is john cena

  • Reply Alex Brown January 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    I love that he said danger noodle 😂 😂

  • Reply megan Berry January 26, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Island taipan can kill a 100 people

  • Reply nexty 3 January 26, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Look!Its mountaindew!

  • Reply Nugett Of friendship January 26, 2020 at 5:53 am

    I ❤️ snakes

    They are SO CUTE!🤗

  • Reply Miley Dardis January 26, 2020 at 9:38 am

    I know the venom saves live but when they put the snake on the vile the snakes started bleeding 🙁

  • Reply Giankarlo Cisneros January 26, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    If they waste the venom do they gain more?

  • Reply TemptedByArtJewelry January 26, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    correct name for a snake: nope rope
    like if U agree

  • Reply Simone de Silvestro January 27, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Balls made of steel. Credits to these folks.

  • Reply rohit bhandari January 27, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Cayote turns into Jack Sparrow’s character at 8:09

  • Reply Tara Zaremski January 27, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Dude that works at the wildlife park my stepdads friends dog was bit by a venomous snake she survived because of you so again THANK YOU

  • Reply Karuna Yadav January 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I think the most venomous snakes are Cobras rattle snakes western brown snakes tiger snakes taipans Malayan pit vipers copper heads and common kraits and South American rattle snakes

  • Reply M Fareed January 27, 2020 at 7:13 pm


  • Reply Faria Binte Yamin January 27, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Wait is the first one dead?
    Cause you squeezed its head…

  • Reply Giselle A January 28, 2020 at 2:40 am

    The guy: owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    His paycheck:$$$$$$$$$$$🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 1 million per month

    His clothes:😑🤭😐

  • Reply Gamingwolfy The gamer January 28, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Like if scary

  • Reply Max Marker January 28, 2020 at 2:24 pm


  • Reply Ali Shair January 28, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I didn't see the venom of the third snake

  • Reply Bissoondai Badal January 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I tuched a black widow spider and didnt bite me i picked it up and now its my pet it killed all the lisards in my house

  • Reply Vinh Nguyen January 28, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    wow I love reptiles but not poisoneness one

  • Reply Ultimate Lazard January 29, 2020 at 3:20 am

    3,000 to 5,000 bites per year, with 300 to 500 lives saved per year. I hope the lives saved per year increases.

  • Reply GlacialGalaxite January 29, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I kinda feel bad for the snakes, they did nothing wrong and now they’re now put in an in closed space. Then they are suddenly provoked just to milk their venom, after, they are put back in they miserable space

  • Reply Whitney Allen January 30, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Kept his finger out of the way with the inland taipan!!!!!

  • Reply SimpleQuantum January 30, 2020 at 3:02 am

    This jobs pretty lit

    Just like australia

  • Reply Charle Bla January 30, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Why is this guy even doing this?

  • Reply thundergaming155 January 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I find snakes the most narly reptiles in the world.

  • Reply Joel Vergara January 30, 2020 at 3:52 pm


  • Reply MuffiniTuffini January 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Bro it's been a while-

    I started watching this like before the bullet ant sting ngl and I havnt watched much be for months


  • Reply Henry Dexter January 30, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    I thought the black mamba was the deadlist

  • Reply Barry Knight January 30, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Lazarbeam went there for a vlog lol

  • Reply _fluffyqueen88 Carter January 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I just read that that hurts the snake :(( is that true i feel so bad for them

  • Reply Muhammad Hadiansyah January 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Drink it dude

  • Reply Cooper Day January 31, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    6:19 that snake is a beyblade

  • Reply ASHTON WILLIAMS (Student) January 31, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    its crazy what they do to the animals

  • Reply Cynthia Gonyea January 31, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Coyote you are the best youtuber and your very brave i wouldn't even touch a butterfly and you got bit and stung by snakes, crocodiles, red ants,and i thing a little bit of a widow am i correct?


  • Reply DiamondEcho January 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    30 years from now we're gonna be thinking what material made the snake handlers balls so large.

  • Reply ItsYour GirlEmma February 1, 2020 at 1:49 am

    One like equals one prayer they stay alive and dont get hurt

  • Reply Badshaah Bling February 1, 2020 at 2:54 am

    This guy that looks after deadliest snakes is such a brave person like he should get like double or triple pay after putting his life at risk at every time he opens that cage tbh I could do what this man can do man I am scared of snakes 🐍 respect to both of bravest human love you guys 💯👍

  • Reply justin Indian February 1, 2020 at 7:25 am

    I have been bitten by King cobra twice. First time it was hard but I recovered without any antivenom.
    Second time- nothing happened to me at all.

  • Reply Sana Ali February 1, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Your making the snake bleed😭

  • Reply Pilar Cano February 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Plot twist:
    Someone drinks its thinking it's a shot

  • Reply MillerJeanie February 1, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    What are you doing to that poor snake I think I saw him leaving I’m not sure but that snake

  • Reply The Aliyah And Gracie Channel February 1, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you this helps a lot bc im absolutely terrified of spiders

  • Reply Wendy Ballenger February 1, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I wish we could bring Steve Irwin back and have a Steve coyote mash up

  • Reply Cheetahlover OMGtotaly#1 February 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    You can milk a snake!?!
    Edit: ohhhhh I watched the vid now I get it

  • Reply Bëłłå Šwâñśøń February 1, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    “Only one drop of this venom can kill you”


  • Reply Prototype Infinite February 2, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Yo can I get a shotglass of snake venom? Sounds d e l i c i o u s.

  • Reply darya yousefi February 2, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Am I the only one who has A pet snake😁😁😁✌️✌️🐍🐍

  • Reply Kaulana Esteban February 2, 2020 at 4:12 am

    I almost got biten by a black mamba

  • Reply Cynthia Guthrie February 2, 2020 at 8:43 am

    My sis is afraid of LIGHTNING!!!!!!!

  • Reply Olivia Steventon February 2, 2020 at 2:34 pm


  • Reply Ella's Toy Time! February 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Coyote: that sloth is so cute

    Sloth:Yes they said I was cute.

  • Reply Erin Miloneck February 2, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    That face though that coyote made

  • Reply Terrance Johnson February 3, 2020 at 3:07 am

    How are you not 💀 dead

  • Reply spicy uwu _gacha cøøkie February 3, 2020 at 8:38 am

    He called it "a danger noodle" XD

  • Reply spicy uwu _gacha cøøkie February 3, 2020 at 8:44 am

    What would happen if a snake drank its own venom or drank/bitten by another snake

  • Reply Alex Cornwell February 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Leave the snakes alone.

  • Reply Dexmond Khoo February 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I know now

    U milk the snake poison
    There will be no more poison on him

    It can’t kill u

    Yes I have big brain

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