Aussie Snake Wranglers thrusts audiences into Australia’s snake catching world – where one mistake could cost you your life. The show premieres on Tuesday September 14 at 8.30pm AEST on National Geographic.
Coming to National Geographic (Foxtel, Fetch and SKY NZ), Aussie Snake Wranglers is a brand new documentary series following the busiest snake catching team in Australia as they tackle some of the deadliest snakes on the planet.
This 16 part series, produced by Breakout Productions in partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation, will premiere weekly from September 14, and will be available on-demand via Foxtel, Fetch and SKY NZ.
The series is located in the surrounds of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, and follows snake guru Stuart McKenzie and his snake catching team. Each episode sees the team responding to distress calls from everyday Australians who find themselves face to face with these often deadly reptiles.
Over 20 different species call the area home, including the world’s second most venomous snake, the Eastern Brown snake, highly venomous red-bellied black snakes, whip snakes, giant carpet pythons and more.
Stuart and the Aussie Snake Wranglers team put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of those who find a slithering surprise in their home, school or business.
Each episode details three to five snake catches, and with the snake wranglers fitted with ‘body-cam’, the audience is brought right into the ‘strike zone’ for a first person experience.
The season is a thrill ride, taking viewers inside the danger zone to take on deadly snakes hiding under pool decks, primary schools, and even a trip to the hospital when an encounter with a deadly Eastern Brown snake goes wrong.
While some snakes are selected to take part in life-saving venom research, the remainder are immediately released safely back into the wild.
Aussie Snake Wranglers premieres September 14 at 8.30pm AEST on National Geographic.