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Which snake causes the most human deaths?

It's a toss-up between the Russell's viper and the Spectacled cobra, both found in South Asia. Their venom is deadly, but it's their close proximity to people that makes them the world's leading killers.

Rattlesnake Road Trip
Premieres Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel
Jim Harrison's been a bounty hunter, stuntman and cop—but these days he's taking it easy. Visit his zoo that houses over 1,000 of the world's most lethal snakes!

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