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Deadly 60: Snake Assassins

Deadly 60: Snake Assassins
Steve and the crew head back to Costa Rica to see which one of the region's most dangerous snakes deserves a spot on the Deadly 60. The boa constrictor is easily the most powerful, and the feared bushmaster has enough venom to bring down a buffalo, but how do they measure up against the eyelash pit viper, a snake so accurate it could catch a hummingbird on the wing? Steve demonstrates firsthand the hunting methods of each snake, and gets a little too close for comfort with a boa constrictor.