National Geographic News: Snake Wranglers

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Which snake has the longest fangs?

If you're talking fang size, the Gaboon viper is the best-endowed snake on the planet—with fangs that can reach up to 2 inches (5.08 centimeters) in length! The fangs fold back against the roof of the snake's mouth…then snap out in an instant to strike.

Death Adder Duet
Premieres Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel
Craig and Jackie Adams-Maher of the Australian Reptile Park search for Australia's deadliest snake—the death adder—whose venom is vital for a much-needed antidote.

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