QUEEN OF THE PYTHONSQUEEN OF THE PYTHONS premieres on Smithsonian Channel.
The female African rock python is one of the largest snake species in the world. Her unique speed, aggression and finely tuned senses allow her to hunt day or night, making her a source of nightmares. She has the shocking ability to kill her prey in only minutes, and contrary to common belief, the female rock python does not crush her prey to death. Instead, she triggers cardiac arrest in her helpless victims before swallowing them whole.
QUEEN OF THE PYTHONS follows this enigmatic snake during both her most lethal encounters and her most vulnerable moments – especially as she guards her 35 eggs from nearby predators and waits for them to hatch. At this sensitive time, her only goal is the eggs’ survival – she stops eating altogether and only leaves her nest to drink or bask in the sun. With the Queen in their corner, the rock python’s young have a great chance of survival and might just be able to stay off their predator’s menu.
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