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One Million Snake Bites

Episode 13 of 14

Snake expert Romulus Whitaker investigates claims that India is in the middle of a snakebite epidemic of epic proportions, journeying around the country.

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 40 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.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Harry Marshall
Series Editor Tim Martin
Director Robin Smith

Broadcasts

  • Tue 22 Feb 2011 21:00
  • Wed 23 Feb 2011 01:00
  • Thu 14 Apr 2011 02:30
  • Sun 16 Dec 2012 15:00
  • Fri 4 Sep 2015 15:45
  • Sat 5 Jan 2019 10:00
  • Mon 1 Jul 2019 21:00
  • Tue 2 Jul 2019 02:00
  • Fri 25 Sep 2020 15:45