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Season 2, Episode 1: Kenya
Giant Spitting cobra (Naja ashei)
When the spitting cobra feels threatened, it spits a diluted cytotoxic venom as defense. While the spit does not kill, if it were to get into one's eyes, it would require immediate medical attention. However, their bite is incredibly powerful. According to Dom, "This snakes bite is pure pain; an awful snake to get bitten by. If it bites you on the foot, you could lose some toes. If it bites you on the hand, you might lose some fingers or even a hand."
African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
"The last time I used clay, I was using a little figure for school. I didn't think the next time I'd be using clay, I'd be patching up an Africa Elephant. Strange where life takes you."
Elephants will make threat displays through pointing their ears and kicking the dirt, signaling possible attack... as Dominic and crew found out the hard way, post-tranquilization.
Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
"He stole my banana!"
These "cute little animals" are commonly seen as pests by locals because of their supreme gathering abilities like stealing rubbish or food from people's houses. And, unfortunately, Dominic was a victim.
Hinge Back tortoise (Kinixys homeana)
"What's this called, Frank? Tourist? Tortoise? I say the word "toi-tois", I just think it sounds cooler!"
The Hinge Back Tortoise has fractures in the back of it's shell so it can tuck up into the shell, protecting it's softer back-end from predators.
Egyptian cobra (Naja haje) is called so because it appeared on Egyptian headdress and is historically known as the snake that killed Cleopatra.
However, don't let their celebrity appeal fool you. According to Dom, "these guys can kill a grown adult in less than an hour and if this snake manages to hit an artery, it can kill in less than 20 minutes."