Here at HSR we work daily with venomous snakes. From Texas native species to species from around the world. Our collection is continuously growing.
In the reptile community we refer to venomous reptiles as "Hot" or "Hots." This is just a term that is used to indicate that you should not touch the animal.
Did you know that pit viper venom is used in medical research? That's right! Right here in the United States there are several species of Rattlesnake and Copperhead who's venom is being used to improve prescription medications for diseases and illnesses such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and even Alzheimer's! You or a loved one may even use these medications today. The venomous snake who's life you spare today could save the life of you or a loved one tomorrow!
HSR works hard to educate the public about the importance of venomous reptiles and will be donating all copperhead and Western Diamondback Rattlesnake relocations to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo for medical research. Remember, don't kill! Call!
Below is a sampling of images of some of our Venomous reptile collection. Snake venom serves many important health studies. Look for more information to come soon.