Black mamba. From Medical Daily
As chance would have it, the deadly venomous black mamba may be the source of the next painkiller. A team of French scientists, led by Sylvie Diochot and Anne Baron, identified two proteins in the snake's venom that act as strong, fast-acting painkillers. Reportedly, these proteins are better painkillers than morphine, and without all the side effects. Just think, soon doctors may prep patients for surgery with chemicals from a snake.