Rattlesnakes are super-snakes in many ways. They can survive without water for weeks. They use thermal pits to see in the dark, and their fangs are among the longest in the snake kingdom. Their venoms are a collection of advanced chemical cocktails, and they have an ingenious early warning system.
Rattlesnakes are an American icon as timeless as the Old West. No snake is more feared than this sinister-looking reptile, yet despite the rattle and all the weaponry, this is a family that has to fight for its survival. All are lightning fast and rattlesnake strikes are a thing to behold. Using high speed cameras all the action is captured in striking detail.