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.
Life: Behind the Komodo Dragon Scene
Go behind the incredible-but-heartbreaking Komodo dragon scene from LIFE with cameraman Kevin Flay. This episode, "Reptiles and Amphibians," premieres Sunday, March 21, 8PM e/p.
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."
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: 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: Stiletto Snakes
Armed with long dagger-like fangs, the stiletto snake can inflict notoriously painful bites. Learn more about stiletto snakes on Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten."
Wild Recon: African Forest Cobra Venom
The African forest cobra contains neurotoxins that could help treat Alzheimer's disease. After catching this forest cobra in a friend's attic, Donald takes it outside to extract its venom.
I Was Bitten: Stiletto Envenomation
On Discovery Channel's "I Was Bitten," snake handler Myke Clarkson recalls his harrowing experience following a rare, but potentially fatal stiletto snakebite.
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.