• Short Summary

    Snake Man, Pat Fletcher, 'milks' the venom of Cobras before a crowd at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

  • Description

    Colwyn Bay, Wales.

    In the snake pit at the Welsh Mountain Zoo we see several shots of 'The Snake Man', Pat Fletcher, handling snakes. He shows and Indian Rock Python to the crowd, then takes a Cobra and gets it to sink it's fangs into a large chunk of cotton wool to 'milk' the venom. Several shots of snakes with open, angry mouths; more (presumably Cobras) are made to bite the cotton wool - yeuch!

    Commentator tells us the venom is used to make anti-snake-bite serum. The crowd looks fascinated, in a horrified kind of way.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    383.03
    Media URN:
    4118
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:03:00 / 01:07:09:00
    Canister:
    CP 615

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