CAUTION! A Venomous and Poisonous Snake!

CAUTION! A Venomous and Poisonous Snake!

– Snake!
– Snake? – Snake!
– Wait, wait, wait, wait. – You need to grab it.
– Yeah, yeah. – Is that venomous?
– It is. – Yeah.
– It is venomous. – Watch it, watch it,
use the snake hold. – Wow, that looks just
like a garter snake. Whoa, whoa, whoa,
hold on a second. (dynamic jungle music) – [Coyote] No matter
what location we visit, the Brave Wilderness team
always seems to have success locating its native
snake species. This is partially
due to the fact that our wildlife
biologist, Mario Aldecoa has had a lifelong fascination with these often
feared reptiles. The island country of Japan
was to be no exception and today we are exploring a
remote stretch of wilderness, that has already produced
one of the most common and friendly species,
the four-lined ratsnake. Snake, snake, snake! Mario, what is that? That’s a ratsnake, right?
– Ratsnake. – Got its tail, got its tail.
– Got it? – That is the
four-lined ratsnake, one of the coolest constrictor
species here in Japan and actually one of
the largest snakes, that you’ll find
anywhere here in Japan. In the hours previous,
consistent rain showers had moved through,
saturating the landscape and bringing this mountainous
environment to life. This forest is ancient. Oh no, here comes
the rain again, I thought we were out of it. It is relentless and the
thing about rain like this is if you’re looking
for reptiles, they’re likely hunkered down, if you’re looking for
amphibians, it can be perfect. There are newts in this area, there are also
giant Japanese toads and either of those species
would make a great episode, it’s just a matter of finding
one of those specimens. Alright, keep going. As we continued onward, we
eventually found ourselves in a series of grassy thickets, which we knew would be
perfect for snake activity and sure enough, it was Mario, that made the next
slithering discovery. – [Mario] Ooh, guys, snake!
– Snake? – Snake!
– Wait, wait, wait, wait. – What kind is that?
– Is that a keelback? – Oh, dude, this is a keelback, you need to grab it.
– Yeah, yeah. – Is that venomous?
– It is. – Yeah.
– It is venomous. – Watch it, watch it,
use the snake hold. – Wow, that looks just
like a garter snake. Whoa, whoa, whoa,
hold on a second. – That’s a tiger keelback.
– Outshone, yes, dude, good spotting! Wow, I would have
probably grabbed that and thought it was
a garter snake, it looks just like one. Hold on, let me see
if we can get it to stay completely calm.
– Whoa. – Whoa, okay, alright, hold on, I’m gonna just try to very
gently handle the snake, staying very calm, here we go. Okay.
– Whoa! – [Coyote] There we go. I handled the snake
really gently, they’re
not very strikey. Okay, wow!
– So what would happen if the snake bit you? – It would really have
to latch on and bite down to get that venom into me, so I’m not real, real
worried about that, what I don’t wanna do though
is actually head this snake, because what’s very
unique about this species is not only is it venomous,
it’s also poisonous, they have two glands right
on the back of their neck and what they’ll do sometimes, if they feel threatened
is puff themselves up and these glands will
actually eject poison. Now if something comes in and tries to bite
down on this snake and gets any of that
poison in its mouth, it has a very awful taste,
so similar to a dart frog, dart frogs get their poison from the small
ants that they eat, this snake gets its poison
from the toads that it eats. Now that name,
tiger keelback snake comes from the fact that
they have keeled scales running along the
length of their body and when this snake breathes,
you can actually see the black stripes and
the orange coloration, as we know, that bright
coloration is aposematic, warning any potential
predator, that I am toxic and in this case, both
venomous and poisonous. Whoa, that is a
cool looking snake. Now, if you didn’t
know any better, you look at that snake’s face, it looks just like the
face of a garter snake, which is a completely
harmless species, but there are no
garter snakes in Japan. I am free handling this
snake at this point, I’m trying to be very gentle
with it and very calm, you’re probably
saying to yourselves, “Coyote, you’re free
handling a venomous snake,” but like I said, these
snakes are not very bitey and they’re rear-fanged,
fixed rear fangs, so for this to actually
inject venom into me, it would have to latch
onto my finger and chew, almost the way that a heel
monster chews on its prey to get that venom to
work into its victim. – Okay, quick question.
– Yeah? – [Mark] So what would happen, if you were bitten
by that snake? – That’s a great question,
it is a hemotoxic venom, very similar to the
venom of a boomslang, what that will actually
do is get into your system and it will begin to
haemeroage you, right, so that means you’ll
be bleeding internally, so it is a very, very bad bite, one of the most venomous snakes, that they have here in Japan. Now antivenom is available
for this snakebite, but it’s very hard to come by, because people are hardly ever
bitten by this snake species. So as long as I am very
gentle holding this snake, I should be just fine. Guys, as I often tell you,
never try to handle snakes, it’s always important to
properly identify them first, never ever ever try to
handle a venomous snake the way that I am right here. Such an unassuming looking
snake, so calm, so docile, yet it is one of the most
toxic snakes here in Japan. This was pretty awesome finding our first two
reptiles of the trip, one non-venomous snake
and one venomous, but also poisonous
snake, how cool is that? I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Man, great find, Mario. Of all the snake
species we have featured on the Brave Wilderness channel, from the non-venomous
to the venomous, the tiger keelback is without
a doubt a true anomaly. Its visual similarity
to the garter snake makes it appear completely
non-threatening, but while they are
noticeably docile, the fact that they are
both venomous and poisonous makes them incredibly toxic. Envenomation is rare, due
to the snake’s calm demeanor and tendency to
ward off predators with its threatening display, however antivenom does exist,
if a bite were to occur. That being said, I
cannot stress enough how important it is to never
handle or interact with snakes, unless you are 100% certain
it is a non-toxic species and like I always
say, when in doubt, the best interactions
can always be had by simply admiring the
animal from a safe distance. If you missed our first
snake encounter from Japan, make sure to go back and watch, as I dive headfirst into
catching the four-lined ratsnake and don’t forget, subscribe, then click the
notification bell, so you can join me and the crew
on our next wild adventure. (light jungle music)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “CAUTION! A Venomous and Poisonous Snake!

  1. anapeck isdying says:

    That snake is so freaking cute

  2. Mackenzie Link says:

    basically what he says is "Do as i say, not as i do"

  3. Jess D says:

    i would love to come on a adventure with you it looks so fun your my idol

  4. Melissa Johnson says:

    When are you going to get stung by Japanese hornet?

  5. Seán O'Rourke says:

    Come to Ireland and look for snakes. You'll be here for a while

  6. John Snyder says:

    Want to here a joke kok kok who's there

    Read more

  7. therealbluwes says:

    Can it get you high tho?

  8. capjess3000 says:


  9. capjess3000 says:

    so we cant catch snakes but you can really XDXDXDXD

  10. DapperBones says:

    Mario fights Bowser, a giant turtle. Coyote loves turtles.

    Mario on BW loves and finds snakes, a reptile like turtles.

    I’ve figured it out; Nintendo was behind it all along!

  11. Keo says:

    Most toxic snake in Japan? I wonder how much it rage quits..

  12. Lil Cheze says:

    Reported for toxic behaviour

  13. The Kjærgaard says:

    Thank you. Your videos are really helping me with my fear of snakes.

  14. the munoz fam1ly says:

    Anxiety button

  15. HoneyFikkle says:

    A wild Logan Paul spotted!

  16. virt treks says:

    Dang you forgot KD biggest snake in the entire NBA country right above lebron james

  17. Pokka Cola says:

    Balls of steel? Nah.. This guy got some vibranium installed in his testicles for sure..

  18. Caspar TONG says:

    No one ever likes my comment and I bet even with this comment I won't get likes even though everyone else does when they talk about getting no likes

  19. ahm et says:

    And dead pls

  20. Cody Shrum says:

    You need to take a bite from a rattle snake after it has been milked

  21. Tie Pilot says:

    oobghd oobghd

  22. Pearl Alexandra says:

    God this gives me such bad angsioty

  23. Rainbowgirl 157 says:

    Coyote: *Gets bitten and starts bleeding internally*
    Mark: R u ok?

  24. Rainbowgirl 157 says:

    Hey coyote mark and Mario I live in Oklahoma they’ve got this river called spring creek that’s great of finding crawdeads (or as you say “crayfish”)

  25. debbie991jeh says:

    Hi BW I’m jj

  26. Molly McCarron says:

    Congrats on signing the contract with Animal Planet
    Coyote you are awesome and amazing and brave ya really really brave and inspire me to be like you hence the name (Adventure Gurl)!
    Mario you are brave to and amazing how you like Reptiles I used to be scared and you inspire me to not be scared!
    Mark you are just funny and make me smile you guys are amazing keep up the good videos!

  27. Kali Nelson says:

    Love your video and think it is cool what u do

  28. Prashant Rai says:

    Hy from nepal love your video!

  29. Daniel Roden says:

    Snakes are so adorable!

  30. chedder108 says:

    The snake is like, "why are you wasting my time?"

  31. Ella Burns says:

    Hey Coyote I love your videos and even animals and thanks to you and your friends you made me even smarter because my whole life I loved animals I just grew smarter and smarter I love you?

  32. Archie says:

    Coyote: gets stabbed
    Camera man: you alright ?

  33. saeed hassan says:

    Come Guyana dude we have lots of native species that u will love to see

  34. Psychotic Platypus says:

    I wonder what will happen if he gets bitten/stung by the same thing a bunch of times. Do you think he can become immune to bullet ants by taking the sting like a dozen times? I wonder if all the venom hes been exposed to has given him some level of resistance to similar venoms.

  35. Bencheeto Trumpolini says:

    Find any mamushi in japan?

  36. John Carlo Ol'CAt Lacadin says:

    i like how Mario just grabs unto a snake and ask "is it venomous?"

  37. RandomPants says:

    … I would have done the same thing.


  38. Captain Meldahneem says:

    Peterson are you trying to find a dead body??

  39. Ocean of Sand says:


  40. Lizard King says:

    Didn’t find many snakes in straya tho

  41. Infinity says:

    "at this point i am free handling a venomous snake" do you mean venomous and poisonous

  42. Taco Dog says:

    I am in love with reptiles and just animals period because of your channel

  43. The Gamming Shark says:

    I have a pet snake

  44. Denis Ngara says:

    I’m so happy that the snake didn’t bite u thank God

  45. The Dapper Charizard says:

    Holy hell man, that is a ton of trust to put in a little snake right there. I mean, sure you said that they aren't very strikey, but I mean still man.

  46. offxcial zae says:

    I've never seen someone run toward a snake, and be excited about it.

  47. Alanna B says:

    “One of the most venomous snakes they have here in Japan”

    is holding snake like its a toy one

    I literally can’t hold a worm like that

  48. Robin K says:

    Yeah my boy Mario with the snake grab!

  49. YGtroublesome Travieso says:

    Who else thought that guy in the beginning of the video was his dad

  50. Dennie Blaauw says:

    Why not tell a bit more about the toads and newt ur finding, instead of showing a bit of searching for example 🙂

  51. Eric Kuykendall says:

    Why does this guy not have his own TV show. This guy is top notch

  52. Hattie Smith says:

    2:45 Who's the third cameraman?

  53. Haleigh Holland says:

    omg I held the same snake… ;-; I didn't know it was venomous

  54. Yuki Kitsune says:

    "snake snake snake!"

    he's so happy and excited about what he does i love it

  55. snakes are pretty cool if you ask me says:

    The keelback kinda reminds me of the asian vine snake. I hope they do a video on one someday, it's my favorite species 🙂

  56. Eleven Spino says:

    You should go to egypt I was born there

  57. potuyit says:

    mario needs to discover a boa to name it the Aldecoa Boa

  58. ethan hatcher says:

    Famous last words: “woah woah woah hold on a second”

  59. Johannsy Ureña says:


  60. Johannsy Ureña says:


  61. Johannsy Ureña says:


  62. aldi fajar rachman says:

    is keelback elipidae? but it's look like colubridae for me

  63. brad comrant says:

    "Be brave"

    "Don't handle snakes"

  64. Debbie Gay says:

    I have frogs toads and gardersnakes in my backyard and some tiny snakes I got pooped on by one and bitten by a small one but it’s not venomous. And how do you identify a snake please answer in howen with the pack

  65. Daniel Pearson says:

    New studies show that Garter snakes are venemous even if their venom is nearly harmless to humans. Their saliva is toxic and begins to break down their prey before they swallow.

  66. Albin Binu says:

    U hv 2 b careful tho, they aren't play toys ?

  67. jack • says:

    riggling in bed…


    You dont have to worry about me intentionally picking one up! Hell nah!!

  69. J Mup says:

    That is a beautiful snake.

  70. Ajar_The_Cobra -Sahara 2017 says:

    Does a Tiger Keelback have Loreal scales?

  71. Carmel Thingy says:

    How r u not dead you’ve been bitten by and stung by so many things like how!

  72. Carmel Thingy says:

    You never got bitten dude!

  73. pat jeans says:

    This snake is everywhere in Japan. We see them even around our house in Atami area. In Japanese its called Yamakagashi. The can be much bigger and fatter then the one in this video.

  74. Johnny Pennington says:

    I wonder if you only feed them mice in captivity if it would still have its poison with our the toads

  75. Victor Murillo says:

    Try inland Taipan

  76. Selina OGorman says:

    Nice catch I like how it was calm and let you picked it up cool snake.

  77. ihearts music says:

    I won’t be surprised if this guys gets killed by this things …

    Look what happened to steve!

  78. Purple Cat says:

    What's the difference between poisonous and venomous snakes?
    I thought snakes are only harmless and venomous.

  79. Ziplog says:

    It's adorable

  80. WesleyO05 says:

    A snake that’s both venomous AND poisonous?

  81. Corey Manjarrez says:

    did anyone else know that common garter snakes are rear fanged and mildly venomous

  82. Jenn 1234 says:

    You make me nervous dude! ???

  83. martin kullberg says:

    Is this wat they call the yamakagashi? Its toxic combination is intresting, did not knew that that existed.Also you guiys found and cought the japanese viper?

  84. the rising sun says:

    japanese snakes are so pretty? :0

  85. Para113x 123 says:

    Is that suicide forest?

  86. Headless Genie says:

    Cutie snaek

  87. SweetAppleOfHerEye says:

    I actually live here in Japan and seen both this snakes in the wild!!!

  88. vin 950 says:

    that is probably the riskiest thing I have seen on this channel… even if the snake is known for being calm and not prone to biting, it still seems risky to grab it like that.

  89. Eric Barut says:

    That snake looks non aggressive…

  90. Freefall Stiles says:

    Lol I’m 10 and I live in Virginia and I can recognize all species of snakes in my area
    Venomous snakes are Copperhead, Timber Rattler, and Cottonmouth, but I only have Copperhead and Timber Rattler where I live.

  91. Andre' Swanson says:

    Some garters are like that to

  92. Acrylic Pixel says:

    Snakes can be poisonous? The more you know

  93. Kamal Santwani says:

    Plz you and your company also visit Sunderbans Forests In India It is home to various animals like crocodiles and royal Bengal tigers

  94. Joyce Cho says:

    Whats the difference between poison and venom?

  95. Tobyterror gaming says:

    Coyote: handle snakes only if not toxic

    I’m in Australia and there’s not a good chance that I will find a non toxic snake

  96. Göktuğ Kaya says:

    Mario catches a VENOMOUS snake with his bare hands?!?

  97. Semira and Aydin Nikocevic says:

    Is that a garter snake

  98. Semira and Aydin Nikocevic says:


  99. Elinam Anansi says:

    Wait, it's venomous? Ppl breed and sell them as pet here. O.O

  100. TurtleJeep Jen says:

    Never get tired of these videos! 🙂

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