Once again, 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.

From deadly black mambas in scrapyards and truck engines, to spitting cobras in chicken coops, 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.

  1. Cobra in the Kitchen

    It’s snake season in Durban city, South Africa. Streetwise snake catcher Simon K...

  2. Hiss of Death

    Face to face with some of the world’s deadliest snakes is all in a day’s work fo...

  3. Country Club Killer

    Snake catchers Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett race across Snake City to fish ou...

  4. The Cape Crusaders

    It’s a typical day of chasing deadly reptiles for snake catcher Simon Keys and h...

  5. Recipe for Disaster

    Snake catchers Simon and Siouxsie destroy a kitchen for a harmless house snake,...