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Python Hunters: Death by Viper

Python Hunters: Death by Viper
Fortunately, back-to-back cold winters have kept Florida's non-native Burmese python population in check, so the hunters are able to head out to tropical Costa Rica for other work. They join forces with a local conservationist and help him capture and relocate an American crocodile that's been invading some fish farms. They then head into the rain forest and track down three of the region's most venomous snakes—the Costa Rican eyelash viper, the bushmaster and the legendary fer-de-lance.