Bio prospector and venomous animal expert Stuart Douglas goes eyeball to eyeball with one of his deadly 'milking' tarantulas at his new Australian Venom Zoo at Kuranda Queensland Australia Friday March 3, 2006. Douglas is the only contracted collector and exporter of venom from Australian tarantulas, scorpions and centipedes which are being used by United States biopharmaceutical companies in new disease cures currently being tried. Toxin from tarantulas and scorpions may hold the key to cancer and heart disease treatments, once thought most likely to come from the Amazon, but it's now much more likely the cure could come from Australia. (AP Photo/Brian Cassey)

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