This video from the USA is called The Gila Monster – AMAZING Venomous Lizard Encounter!
From The Herald in Britain:
Lizard’s poison may be boon for diabetics
It is one of only two venomous lizards in the world, but the Gila Monster could become an unlikely boon for the health of tens of thousands of Scots.
The poison of the large reptile, native to Mexico and the southern United States, has been found to contain a chemical similar to a human hormone that helps regulate the blood sugar level of diabetics.
Two feet long, with a diet comprising small mammals and birds, the lizard is an unlikely source of medicine.
This month, a new type 2 diabetes drug, exenatide, based on the chemical from the garish pink and black lizard, Heloderma suspectum, is available in the UK.
In Scotland, around 150,000 people suffer type 2 diabetes while a further 60,000 are estimated to have the disease without being aware of it.
The number of people with the illness is expected to increase by half over the next decade, partly because of rising obesity. …
“The Gila Monster only eats three or four times a year, and a compound produced in its salivary glands called exendin-4 may help it digest these meals very slowly over time. That is an advantageous quality when translated into controlling diabetes.”
Wild populations of the Gila Monster and its cousin the Beaded Lizard – also poisonous – are declining rapidly because of habitat loss and illegal hunting for the pet trade.