Season 28, Episode 3 Black Mamba

First Aired: November 8, 2009

The work of snake handler Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband Clifton in Swaziland to remove deadly black mamba snakes from people's homes and gardens, schools and hotel rooms. The snake, which can grow to 13 feet in length, possesses a deadly venom, making such rescues very dangerous propositions. Litschka-Koen also founded a snake reserve for the creatures, and launched a 24/7 tracking study to learn more about their behavior.

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