It’s snake season in Durban, South Africa. Streetwise snake-catcher Simon Keys and his sassy herpetologist girlfriend, Siouxsie Gillett, rush across this city every summer in response to screams of terror. As the weather warms up, deadly venomous snakes enter people’s homes, offices and factories from the surrounding fragments of wilderness.

People often try to kill these serpentine invaders out of fear, but Simon and Siouxsie’s obsession is to catch them by hand and release them back into the wilderness. As an added bonus, they usually save a few human lives along the way.

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