Austin Stevens - Snakemaster

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Austin Stevens is a South-African wildlife photographer who is on assignment to find and photograph snakes. During each episode, he searches extensively for a certain snake, and also encounters other snakes along the way. Each episode ends with him finding his snake and photographing it.

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Most Striking Moments

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Seven Deadly Strikes

Join Austin Stevens as he hunts down the deadliest snakes in Africa – creatures with the killing power to easily dispatch a human being. Learn why these snakes attack, their methods and the power of their incredible attacks. In this episode Austin Stevens searches out seven deadly snakes and rates them out of ten in three categories – Speed, Venom and Strike… The snakes include: A Peringuey’s Adder; A Spitting Cobra; A Puff Adder; A Snouted Cobra; A Boomslang; A Gaboon Viper; And the Black Mamba.
Episode Description

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In Search of The Man-Eating Python

Austin Stevens goes to Borneo to find the Reticulated Python. He soon finds the snake on the edge of a river bed. Thinking it was a small snake hidden beneath the log, it turns out to be a 20-foot snake which bites Stevens on his arm (edited off in the final episode, but shown in Most Striking Moments) and coils around his waist.

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In Search of The Giant Lizard

Austin Stevens is now in Australia to find the Perentie Lizard. He spends 37 days without finding one, but finally he finds one running across the outback.

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In Search of Monster Rattlers

Austin Stevens is in the Florida Panhandle in search of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. He eventually finds one in the middle of the ocean.

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In Search of The Ultimate Pit Viper

Austin Stevens is in the forests of Costa Rica to look for a large Terciopelo,commonly known as Lancehead viper. During the making of this episode, Stevens planned upon finding a Black-Headed Bushmaster, but after weeks of not being able to find one, he found a Lancehead instead.

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Rattlers of the Wild West

Austin Stevens is in the deserts of the southwestern United States to find western Diamondback Rattlesnakes hibernating in caves. In doing so he overcomes his claustrophobia.

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The Valley of the Snakes

Deep in the Queensland rain forest lays a remote and inaccessible valley where Australia's biggest snake, the Amethystine Python is rumored to congregate. Austin Stevens embarks on a journey to find this hidden valley and photograph its enormous inhabitants in a race against time. Impending storms will make getting into the valley impossible or could leave him stranded once inside. On his way, Austin encounters some of the world's most deadly snakes and some of its most treacherous terrain on a journey that has cost previous explorers their lives.

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In Search of The Giant Anaconda

Snake master Austin Stevens photographs a powerful green anaconda in the Amazon.

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In Search of The King Cobra

This episode tells of the King Cobra, which Stevens goes to India to look for.

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Seven Deadly Strikes

Join Austin Stevens as he hunts down the deadliest snakes in Africa – creatures with the killing power to easily dispatch a human being. Learn why these snakes attack, their methods and the power of their incredible attacks. In this episode Austin Stevens searches out seven deadly snakes and rates them out of ten in three categories – Speed, Venom and Strike… The snakes include: A Peringuey’s Adder; A Spitting Cobra; A Puff Adder; A Snouted Cobra; A Boomslang; A Gaboon Viper; And the Black Mamba.

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Search For The Silent Fate

Check out the amazing pictures Austin Stevens takes when he gets too close for comfort to a pit viper.

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In Search of Desert Giants

How close can Austin Stevens get to a heard of roaming elephants? Pretty darn close.

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The Snake That Killed Cleopatra

In this episode he looks for the mystery snake said to have killed Cleopatra, later determined to be the Egyptian Cobra.

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In Search of The Komodo Dragon

Stevens searches for fighting male Komodo Dragons on the Island of Komodo.

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In Search of The Flying Snake

Even though active flight is commonly associated only to birds, insects and bats, the Golden Tree Snake has an amazing gliding ability that makes it look like its actually flying! The gliding of the Golden Tree Snake can reach a distance of at least 79 feet (29m).

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in Search of the Black Mamba

Austin handles a black mamba in the Namibian desert. Black Mambas are the second largest venomous snakes in the world.