Watch This Huge Tarantula Wriggle Out of Its Skin loading...
Watch This Huge Tarantula Wriggle Out of Its Skin
Snakes, spiders, and other creatures regularly shed their skins—here's why.
Raucous Orgies Speed Up Aging in Male Snakes loading...
Raucous Orgies Speed Up Aging in Male Snakes
TOO MUCH SEX IS KILLING THESE MALE SNAKES
You May Be Eating Vomit, and More Bizarre Barf Facts loading...
You May Be Eating Vomit, and More Bizarre Barf Facts
Throwing up bodily fluid has some surprising uses in nature, such as defence.
How This 7-Metre Python Swallowed a Man Whole loading...
How This 7-Metre Python Swallowed a Man Whole
A shocking video from Indonesia reportedly shows the moment a snake was cut open and a 25-year-old man was found inside.
3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster loading...
3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster
The newfound species add to Earth's most diverse snake genus—and one of them is already critically endangered.
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Snake Kills Bigger Snakes With World's Most Powerful Squeeze
No one knew how the king snake could take on snakes larger than itself—until now.
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World's Rarest Boa Rediscovered After 64 Years
The Cropan's boa, native to Brazil's Atlantic Forest, hadn't been seen alive since its discovery in 1953.
Deadly Snake Wags Tongue to Lure Its Prey—A First loading...
Deadly Snake Wags Tongue to Lure Its Prey—A First
Africa's puff adder is the only known snake to attract its victims with both tongue and tail, a new study says.
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7 Amazing Animal Organs People Don't Have
Under-eye "flashlights," venom glands, claspers. Nature abounds with body parts that aren't found in humans.
About the Show
Revealing how millions of Americans have welcomed the creatures into their homes as pets, Rollins meets some obsessive serpent lovers who deliberately seek out the most dangerous breeds they can get their hands on. From illegal snake smuggling, to underground breeders creating snakes not found in nature, to people who "self-envenomate" in the hopes of building up a tolerance to snake venom, Rollins uncovers those on the fringe of America's secret snake subculture.

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