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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Black Mamba: Kiss of Death”

This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Earth Touch for Smithsonian Networks

Length: 1 x 46 minutes, 1 x 50 minutes

Airing: January 2014 (Smithsonian Networks, U.S.)

Rights available: All media, worldwide and in perpetuity

When it comes to dangerous critters, they don’t come much nastier than the black mamba. The African snake is not only the longest venomous snake in the region; it’s also the fastest. Its bite, unless countered with immediate antivenom therapy, is almost always fatal – indeed, a single bite can contain enough poison within its venom to kill several humans. This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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