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NATURE | Black Mamba | Trailer | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Nature #2703
Broadcast Date: Nov. 8, 2009

Submit your questions for snake handler Thea Litschka-Koen on NATURE Online. Untreated, the bite of the black mamba has a fatality rate of 100 percent, making it a killer among killers on a continent where it is thought that nearly 20,000 people die of snake bites each year. Now snake handlers and Swaziland residents Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband, Clifton, are trying to save lives.

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Post Date: November 3, 2009