National Geographic Documentaries Venom: Nature's Killer

What they lack in terms of speed, strength and size, some of the world’s deadliest predators make up for with chemical weapons. They are the venomous creatures of the world, and they may kill 100,000 people a year. Snakes, spiders, snails and even jellyfish wield chemicals that can scramble your brain signals, paralyze your muscles, shred your blood cells and even begin digesting you from within. Some can kill you in minutes. But their venom holds fabulous secrets – and promises of medical miracles. And their fan base is legion. There are scientists who will go anywhere and do anything – risking their lives – to study these creatures and their paradoxical chemicals.

  • 2010
  • 00:52:37
  • 15-17
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Chad Cohen (Director), Eleanor Grant (Producer), Katie Bauer (Producer)
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