The Reptiles

About

NATURE’s The Reptiles: Snakes reveals the secrets, surprises, and strangeness of two-headed snakes and other amazing reptiles.

The Reptiles continues with a look at the reptiles that humans may fear most: Snakes. But the film does not portray snakes as evil creatures. Rather, it takes us into their secret and very strange world to try to understand them better.

Even though most snakes are not lethal to humans, many people are still terrified of these slithering reptiles. The program illustrates how venomous snakes bite humans only in self-defense and would much rather not confront us. Snakes also provide a valuable service by controlling the rodent population.

Online content for The Reptiles: Snakes was originally posted February 2003.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by
HOWARD McGILLIN

Photography
JEFF GOODMAN
ERIC HUYTON
MICHAEL MALE
SEAN O'DRISCOLL
IAN SALVAGE
CHRIS VILE

Sound
MAX HENNSER
KEVIN MEREDITH
JOSUE SAAVEDRA
LENNY SCHMITZ
CHRIS TAYLOR

Writer
BARRY PAINE

Original Music
ROBERT NEUFELD

Editors
CHRIS GODDEN
LYNDON MATTHEWS

Online Editor
JAMES CAWTE

Colourist
MARK KNIGHTS

Dubbing Editor
IAN BOWN

Dubbing Mixer
ANDREW WILSON

Graphics
RICOCHET 4

With thanks to
Gilles Nicolet
Ministère de l'Environment et des Forêts -- Republique du Cameroun
Miami Serpentarium
University of Can Tho
El Cedral Ranch
Dept of Psychology, University of Tennessee
US Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune
Col Scott Fazekas
US Fish and Wildlife Service
John Hammond and John Townson
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Researchers
FRANCIS ADIE
TOBY ROSS

Production Executive
JAYNE CLARK

Company Production Manager
WILLIAM MEEHAN

Production Managers
FIONA MACKENZIE
KAREN MEEHAN

Post-Production
MALCOLM MEREDITH
DOMINIC WESTON

Programme Consultant
ALAN R. MILLER

Assistant Producer
FELIX LANKESTER

Producer
ROB HARVEY

Supervising Producer
MARK STRICKSON

Executive Producer
MICHAEL ROSENBERG

All sequences in this program, whether filmed in the wild or under controlled conditions, represent authentic behavior.

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON
SUSANE LEE

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-Production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Partridge Films Limited

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
SUSANE LEE

About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

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