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One Million Snake Bites

Natural World, 2010-2011 Episode 13 of 14

From the giant King Cobra to the tiny sawscaled viper, India is home to many of the world's deadliest snakes. Now a new report has revealed that India is in the middle of a snakebite epidemic of epic proportions, with a loss of human life far in excess of any official figures.

Armed with more than forty years of field experience, snake expert Romulus Whitaker and his team set out on a journey around India to investigate the natural history behind these chilling new statistics and to see what can be done to help India's people and, ultimately, its snakes.

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1 hour


Next Friday 15:45


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerHarry Marshall
Series EditorTim Martin
DirectorRobin Smith