Venom Extractor // 60 Second Docs

Over the last 40 years, Jim Harrison has been teaching people that snakes aren’t the deadly creatures they’re thought of being. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. As a venom extractor at the Kentucky Repitle Zoo, Jim collects snake venom to sell to researchers hoping to find cures for a list of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and AIDS. But in order to prove that, he’s tested the limits of his own body – with five near-death experiences.

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