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.