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.
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With thanks to
Ministère de l'Environment et des Forêts -- Republique du Cameroun
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
Company Production Manager
ALAN R. MILLER
All sequences in this program, whether filmed in the wild or under controlled conditions, represent authentic behavior.
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
Executive in Charge
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.
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