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Black Mamba: Video: Full Episode

The black mamba is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes. Watch the full episode now.

Aug 1st, 2011 | Comments

Black Mamba: Video: Catching a Deadly Snake

Thea and Clifton respond to a call from a maid who spotted a six-and-a-half-foot black mamba inside a guestroom at a resort they manage.

Jul 26th, 2011 | Comments

Black Mamba: Introduction

The black mamba is Africa’s deadliest snake. In Swaziland, snake handler Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband, Clifton, endeavor to change attitudes and save lives.

Jul 3rd, 2011 | Comments

Black Mamba: Photo Essay: The Snake Charmers

View photos of Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband, Clifton, as they try to save lives and change attitudes about the black mamba, Africa's deadliest snake.

Sep 29th, 2010 | Comments

The Venom Cure: Video: Full Episode

Meet the reptile-chasers and scientists who are researching the venom cure. Watch the full episode online.

Jun 7th, 2010 | Comments

The Venom Cure: Sea Snake Venom

Bryan Fry's goal is to collect, study, and catalog the chemical characteristics of venom from sea snakes.

Jun 4th, 2010 | Comments

The Venom Cure: Video: Copperhead Venom and Cancer Research

Frank Markland discusses his research into whether contortrostatin, a protein found in copperhead snake venom, is effective in attacking cancer cells in breast cancer patients.

Jun 3rd, 2010 | Comments

The Venom Cure: Video: Cone Shell Conotoxins

A textile cone hunts other snails. Its proboscis contains a harpoon, loaded with a powerful venom called conotoxin. It paralyzes its prey so it can be sucked from its shell and devoured.

Jun 2nd, 2010 | Comments
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