Wild Recon: The Venom Monitor Venom
Previously thought to be a powerful microbial infectant, it is now known that monitor lizards posses one of the most powerful and misunderstood venoms in the world.
I Was Bitten: Bitten by a Taipan Snake
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten," snake handler, Lawrence van Sertima explains how he was bitten by a venomous Taipan snake while on the job.
I Was Bitten: Taipan Snake Toxicity
Imagine being bitten by a venomous snake. You are in Miami, but the antivenom is in San Diego. Each moment could be your last. Watch this true story unfold in this clip from Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten."
Crocodile Feeding Frenzy: Human Attacks
What makes crocodiles attack humans? On Discovery Channel's "Crocodile Feeding Frenzy," host Chris Douglas and reptile expert Donald Schultz test whether or not a crocodile might attack a human kayaker.
I Was Bitten: Stiletto Snakebite Symptoms
Swelling, intense pain and possible death top the list of symptoms caused by stiletto snakebites. Learn more about how these venomous snakes inflict damage on Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten."
I Was Bitten: Rattlesnake Compartment Syndrome
Perhaps one of the most devastating effects of a rattlesnake bite is the potential development of compartment syndrome. Learn all about compartment syndrome on Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten."
Dirty Jobs: Lake Eerie Water Snake
On Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs," Mike Rowe learns about the Lake Eerie water snake, a non-venomous, amphibious snake that hunts in lakes and returns to shore for shelter.
I Was Bitten: Cobra Antivenom
Cobra strikes in the United States are rare, so when they occur, an antivenom is hard to find. Watch the race for this life saving antidote in this clip from Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten."
I Was Bitten: Cobra Attack
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten," it's the cobra that snags the lead role when animal entertainer, David Weathers attempts to put it back in its container and gets bitten.
Watch this video about the evolution of snakes on HowStuffWorks. Biologists have conducted DNA analysis to find out which animal is the closest relative to snakes. See how snakes work in this video from ScienCentral.
Recent Videos in Reptiles
Rattlesnake Republic: It's a Texas Thing
Deep in the heart of Texas lies the "Rattlesnake Republic," a wild land ruled by one of earth's deadliest predators. This deadly country has become the epicenter of a million dollar industry.
Beast Tracker: Ambush Predator
Most victims of an alligator attack don't see them until it is too late. Dr. Joshua Perper, a Florida forensic pathologist, explains anthropophagy.
Beast Tracker: Gator Egg Round Up
Dr. Andrew West meets with scientists at a wild animal refuge to observe an alligator nest. Biologist Ruth Elsey explains how a slight temperature variation can produce a major difference in hatchlings.
Beast Tracker: Gators in the Suburbs
In parts of Florida and Louisiana, the alligator population continues to explode, leading to many close encounters with humans. Dr. Andrew West explores the situation.
Gator Boys: Stay Back From the Gators
When volunteer Ashley gets too close to the gators, Paul blows up and questions her motivations for working at the rescue. For good reason: a few years back, he got too close himself and almost lost some fingers.
Gator Boys: Barefoot Snake Wrangling
In this deleted scene, Jimmy gets a call about snakes in someone's backyard. He discovers some very venomous water moccasins, the kind that could kill a person with one bite.
Gator Boys: Fishing for Alligators
In this deleted scene, Paul and Jimmy devise a crazy plan to remove a large alligator from a river: hooking it with a line and reeling it in.