Watch Again

Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mo

Watch More
back to video

Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mo

Short | 02:22

Gaboon vipers don't have the fastest strike in the snake world--but they don't need to be faster than other snakes, just their prey. In this case, a passing bird stands no chance.

More About This show

From the deserts of the American Southwest to the jungles and villages of Africa, vipers are notorious for their bad attitudes, diamond-shaped heads, and the longest snake fangs on Earth. But these snakes are not simply cold-blooded killers. The females have a softer side when it comes to family. Travel around the globe as we examine their maternal instincts. Then enter the lab as we dissect specimens in hopes of better understanding these viper queens.

Return to Video Page