On a barren Australian island deadly tiger snakes survive in a hostile and unforgiving
environment. There is no fresh water or regular food, but they are thriving and have
become giants of their kind. Why they are here and how they prosper has remained
a mystery… until now.
Tiger snakes are one of the most dangerous animals on the planet. Their venom is
so toxic it can kill a human in less than thirty minutes if left untreated. Carnac Island,
a small, nineteen-hectare limestone outcrop off the west coast of Australia, is home
to a large population of over four hundred of these fearsome snakes, plus numerous
juveniles. The island is so densely populated it’s estimated that there are three of
these reptiles in every twenty-five square metres. Even though Carnac is comparable
to a desert island, the snakes are flourishing.
Specialised 4K slow motion cameras capture all the drama as these ultimate predators
take on their prey and fight against an aerial onslaught from the gulls. For the first time
film crews record these stealth hunters through the biggest drought on record as
the snakes’ struggle to survive. Specially made 4K aerial reconnaissance cameras
capture new behaviour, providing a unique and comprehensive study of these highly
adaptable and cunning reptiles.