Deadly Puff Adder!

Deadly Puff Adder!

(light suspenseful music) – This South African sun will
literally cook you alive, it has to be well over 100
degrees out here right now, there’s no sign of
animals anywhere. Here’s a nice, flat one. Snake, right there! Wow, look at that! It’s a puff adder. Ooh, it’s getting a
little agitated there. (dynamic jungle music) When you think of South Africa, your mind likely pictures
vast, rolling grasslands, classic savanna,
strewn generously with
herding hoof stock and stalking predators,
yet much to my surprise, several wilderness stretches
throughout the Eastern Cape are also blanketed with
impressive mountain ranges. Today we are exploring a
private stretch of land in the Baviaanskloof wilderness, managed by the Reserve
Protection Agency, this 25,000 acre sanctuary is the perfect place
to explore for animals and has gone virtually untouched
by man for over a century. – [Mark] Alright,
what’s going on, Coyote? – Some serious off roading
here in South Africa on our way today, out
to look for reptiles under the heat of the sun, a good chance of finding
lizards and diurnal snakes. Stay tuned, we’ll
see what happens. – Hang on, guys. – [Coyote] Woo! Slam, Mario. This guy’s a madman,
when he’s driving. Aside from the miles
of rock-strewn roads, that intricately lace this land like a network of
adventure-pumping veins, we may as well have
been the first humans to ever step foot
in this wild place. Eventually the roads
do come to an end and the only way to traverse
deeper into the unknown is to trust one’s own
feet to lead the way, so we abandoned our vehicle and set off to see
what we could find. The mid-morning
sun quickly brings an incredible heat to the
surrounding environment, making it nearly
impossible to function, if you were a human. I’ll tell you guys this much, this South African sun will
literally cook you alive, it has to be well over 100
degrees out here right now, there’s no sign of
animals anywhere. I think our best
bet at this point is to start looking
in the shade, I tell you what, that’s where
this animal wants to be. Woo! Reptiles typically thrive
under these conditions activating off of the
sun’s powerful rays, yet much to our sweaty dismay, the sun was already so intense, that I knew our best chances
of encountering scaly beasts would likely happen, if I
gently flipped over flat rocks. Nothing. These safe havens provided a much needed relief
from the blistering rays and also served as
an ideal hiding spot from potential predators. Rock after rock I flipped, until
finally I flipped a winner. Here’s a nice, flat one. Snake, right there! Wow, look at that! It’s a puff adder. – Are you sure?
– Oh yeah, 100% and look at that
cryptic patterning, perfectly blended
into the environment, almost looks like spider
webbing across its back, wow. Now, despite the fact that
this is a very small snake, they get a lot bigger then this, it is still
incredibly dangerous. Alright, it’s gonna
be hard to balance him on the end of the snake stick
and get him up into the shade, so what I’m gonna do is actually
place him inside of my hat, whoop, there we go.
– Nice. – Look at that. Alright, come on, up
here into the shade, we wanna keep him
out of the sun. Look at this little snake. If I tilt my hat down
there, you can see he’s totally comfortable
inside of the basin of my hat, now, no, there’s no magic trick, where I put the hat
back on top of my head and pull out a dangerous viper, but what I wanna do is here, actually this is a
perfect rock right here, check that out, nice
and light in coloration, let me see if I
can get the snake to just coil up on this rock, so we can get up it
close for the cameras, alright, here you go,
buddy, there we go. I’m hoping sometimes when
you just cover a snake up, it feels protected, so
my hat over top of it will hopefully form it into a
little, tight, compact mass. Now we’ll get some
good shots of it, yes, look at that. – [Mark] You can see it puffing. – Now what I wanna do is very carefully
lift up this rock, that’s a risky little
game right there, but as long as I keep my
fingers under the rock, I will be just fine,
look at that snake, beautiful in coloration, now let me use the
snake stick here, get a tight, zoomed in
shot of that snake’s face and you’ll notice that
while this is a viper, it is not a pit viper
and unlike rattlesnakes or the Fer-de-Lances,
that we’ve encountered in Central and South America, you will notice that it
has an eye and a nostril, but no heat-sensing pit. Now this is an ambush predator and this is exactly
what they will do, so they curl up in a ball with that S-shaped
curve to their neck, you can see, there’s
yads puffing up its body, right now, it’s saying to
me, “Coyote, I’m a big snake, “you don’t wanna get
any closer than this.” They’re very fast striking,
all they need to do is lash out that head,
inject venom with those fangs and you’re gonna be
in a world of trouble, if you’re filled with
that cytotoxic venom. Now once the prey has
succumbed to that venom and then they die, the
snake will slowly move in and it will have a meal. Ooh, it’s getting a
little agitated there, you see that, here, let
me lower the rock down, take the snake
away from my face, this is why they are
called puff adders. Now the puff adder is
responsible for more bites, than any other snake
species here in South Africa and that’s because
they are oftentimes found in close
proximity to humans, you’ll often find them
in a residential area. Now, as you can see, these
snakes don’t have rattles, so they have no
ability to warn you, if you’re close to them
in the environment, so oftentimes people are bitten just walking through
the underbrush, if this snake is
curled up in a ball and it strikes out at your foot, you’re wearing flip
flops or sandals, woo, you’re gonna be
in a world of hurt, but this is not a reptile
that you need to be afraid of, they’re so perfectly
camouflaged in the environment, oftentimes you walk right by it and never even notice
that it is there and next to the Cape cobra, I would say that
this is arguably the most dangerous snake
species here in South Africa. Let me just lower it
down here a little bit and notice how cryptic
its patterning is, I tried to point this out right when we flipped over
that rock and found it, but here on this
lighter colored rock, you can see how distinct
its patterning is. Now they do have a very strong
keeled scaled patterning, that runs the length
of their body, look at that, black and cream, which helps them hide between
the light and the shadows when they’re out there
just before sunset and just before sunrise
hunting for their prey and notice how girthy the
body of this snake is, oftentimes you think of snakes as being nothing more
than necks and tails and this one seems
to be all body with just one
itty-bitty, tiny tail at the end there, super cute and this is a small one, I mean, this is maybe only
a couple of weeks old. – [Mark] How big do they get? – They can be about three and
a half to four feet in length, – Really, wow.
– enormous in girth, I mean, this is a very,
very large bodied snake. – [Mark] Like how big around? – Gently set you down there, easily this big around. – Really?
– Yeah. – Wow.
– A handful, so they’re probably
more wide-bodied than any snake we have
ever worked with before. Like I said, even
though this is a small, little neonate of a puff adder, it’s still a really cool snake to be getting in
front of the cameras and no, guys, I’m not gonna
actually hold this snake by its head and show you its
fangs, it’s far too dangerous and this snake is very small, we wanna put as little stress
on the animal as possible. But see if you can
just zoom in there and get some really cool,
tight shots of its face. – [Mark] I can definitely
see it lacks pits. – Hm-mm.
– Golden eyes. – Beautiful, the eyes
blend right into the skin. Well, I’d say that was a
pretty successful expedition, flipping over rocks all morning and we finally come across
one of the most toxic snakes here in South Africa,
the puff adder. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Alright, let’s let this
guy back under his rock. When it comes to dangerous
snakes in South Africa, the puff adder is second
only to the Cape cobra, when it comes to being
potentially deadly. Their cryptic nature
and ambush tactics make them particularly
dangerous, ’cause they’re
likely to be hidden and staying completely still, so a word of advice
to the adventurous, if you are hiking in
the Eastern Cape region, make sure to always
wear proper hiking boots and be cognizant of
each and every step, because the last
thing you want to do is find yourself at the
end of a puff adder strike. Hey Coyote Pack, I have
some exciting news, I am proud to announce
that the crew and I are headed back on tour
with Brave Wilderness Live. Our next shows take
place in the Midwest and kick off in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
and Chicago, Illinois, from there, we will
visit Royal Oak, Michigan and finally we
return home to Ohio for two highly anticipated shows in both Cleveland and Columbus. Tickets can be purchased at
the Brave Wilderness website and these shows are
certain to sell out, so make sure that you
reserve your seats today and don’t forget, subscribe,
so you can join me and the crew on our next big adventure. (cheering children) – [Mario] Yeah! I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. – [Audience] Stay wild! (light jungle music)

Randy Schultz

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99 thoughts on “Deadly Puff Adder!

  1. Paulina Ramirez says:

    Is it just me or is cayotes voice different

  2. Casper Felius says:

    Coyote: No need to worry about it
    Also Coyote: It's the second most dangerous snake in South America

  3. douglas mitchell says:

    Gorgeous snake with beautiful golden eyes!

  4. Getulio Tadeu Dos Ssntos says:

    Amazing Video .

  5. Blue Mint Bubble says:


  6. [HY] Rainstormzs says:

    why are you wearing thick clothes in a desert

  7. [HY] Rainstormzs says:


  8. Blerim Limani says:

    Can you find a king cobra

  9. PAT123717 says:

    At @3:25 you put your hand on the edge/side of the rock that the puff adder happened to be located. Man, you took a terribly un-necessary chance doing that. It could have struck at your hand while you were pulling the rock backward. It could have seen/sensed your fingers' movement and struck out. As a habit, you should have used that stick to do such a thing. You are asking for trouble/injury.

  10. CJ Marsden says:


  11. The gaming Animal says:

    That is a cute nope rope

  12. Neville Longbottom says:

    The Puff adder is also know as the Death Adder

  13. Matthew Tino says:

    How do you always know where your car is

  14. $HtownRocketman says:

    There is a snake much bigger and dangerous. Called Mablek Weewhi.

  15. douglas mitchell says:

    I wanna see Coyote Peterson catch the Gaboon Viper!

  16. Iarisanda Ramampiandra says:

    Come in Madagascar

  17. Littlehawk777 Avia says:

    Neurotoxin of this adder will shut down your entire nervous system

  18. DeMar DeRozan says:

    Uhh you forgot the black mamba it’s the most deadliest snake in the world and lives in South Africa

  19. Foxina says:

    The only thing i can think is: such a cute boop noodle <3

  20. Howling Burd19 says:

    That Adder’s eyes are soooooo cool!

  21. Family Gaming Club - Hytale & Minecraft Videos says:

    I love how this is the only channel that doesn't clickbait :>

  22. James Shaffer says:

    coyote you should do a videos about bearded dragons

  23. Bazooka Llama Productions says:

    "The most venomous animal in the world is ALWAYS whatever just attacked you." Steve Irwin, I think XD

  24. Bazooka Llama Productions says:

    I've done this for 15 years, inspired by Steve Irwin, and this man. But it's always important to remember that ANYONE can make a mistake, and you can ALWAYS learn more.

  25. ZEPHER 775 says:

    I live in south afrika goege and it's nothing like the steriotipes think it is almost exactly the same as a Erika and other places

  26. Henrik Persson says:

    ”May have been the first humans here”. – literally spoken whilst driving on a ROAD.

  27. Dabunny Rabbit says:

    Quick find it's inhaler!

  28. Jessica McClamroch says:

    3:12 bottom left there was some thing

  29. Justin S. says:

    He said dont be afraid of it, but then says its so camouflaged that you'll just walk right by it….. GREAT

  30. Kid of Steel says:

    Why doesnt he use that stick to lift the rocks. He could've been bit

  31. Alexis Gray says:

    OMG… my mum and me were terrified after this vid

  32. Joshua Lentz says:

    I live in south Africa

  33. Joshua Lentz says:

    and I live in East London that's the eastern cape

  34. Coríntians de Caicó-RN - VLOG says:

    Sou Brasileiro e gosto dos seus vídeos

    Português – Brasil

  35. Emmit Cullen says:

    He's sick

  36. The dead one abbie clapped says:

    We have adders in the UK

  37. christo gerber says:

    U handled SA most dangerous snake??

  38. Flying With-Sharks says:

    Lacks pits

  39. Heidi Savoie says:

    Death atters are neurotoxin

  40. GetZapped says:

    I once lifted up a piece of wood in my uncles farm in the western cape, and there was a thicc puff adder right there. Scared the crap out of me.

  41. flamer eye says:

    I wish thats not venomous its sooo cute

  42. flamer eye says:

    I would have a pet like that

  43. Toby Smith says:

    That puff is commonly confused here for the hog nose which is not venomous

  44. Toby Smith says:

    Ever come to Arkansas chk out our cridders?

  45. love girl says:

    It is hot in ??

  46. Ray Zhong says:

    That's a very beautiful snake.

  47. Alma Apodaca says:

    I'd love to see one, but not touch them.

  48. Waldo Cloete says:

    blackmamba ????

  49. Jenn 1234 says:

    Gorgeous snake! ❤️?

  50. Video Maestro says:

    5:46 Basically most if not EVERY Snake seems to strike fast
    6:38 NEVER wear those in these areas!

  51. Jack Isb says:

    A like your vedios so match

  52. Mrdoggo116 says:

    Thicc small puffy rope

  53. Avraam Leonard says:

    Why do you have an audi Steering wheel on a hammer ??

  54. aakifa Muhammad says:

    I live in south Africa

  55. Westmalle Teichmann says:

    3:13 cricket ?

  56. Adem tv says:

    Isn't this snake Pissy from exotics lair?

  57. Valanceo Scheepers says:

    Coyote Peterson, you have probably not stood face to face with the most dangerous snake on the planet, found in South Africa. Yes, I'm referring to the black mamba.

  58. Rainbow pug A.C. says:

    He starts hiking at ??2:17

  59. Mike Mike says:

    Coyote, is the PUFF ADDER the fastest striking Snake? If not, do you know which one is the fastest striker?

  60. HD_FIRE says:

    he said its fast striking is this a Bruce lee snake

  61. MakeUP 101 says:

    Not my danger noodle!!!

  62. Nícole says:

    omg the snake is so smol and cute owo but a deadly danger noodle

  63. Ì T Ś Y ö B Ø Y H Ō Ł D É Ñ says:

    I thought the most toxic snake is Demarcus cousins??

  64. Shaelynn Self says:

    The snake looks like it’s female and kinda looks like it is Gravid or pregnant

  65. Cam Spear says:

    That puff adder looks like he is smiling after getting an addition math question correct

  66. Cyber Boy 267 says:

    Coyote:one of the biggest bodied venomous snakes we have worked with.
    Sees a Gaboon viper.

  67. Roland Reed II says:

    They're also very notorious for biting through themselves to get to your finger/hand.

  68. Achillies Gliatis says:

    The dislikes are from all the snakes they have catch!!?

  69. Royce Blazer says:


  70. Shermon Cornelius says:

    Not the most dangerous snake here in S.A.. Black Mamba most dangerous

  71. Christian Moodley says:

    South Africa ?? is the best

  72. Sharri Lam says:

    Can you get bite by a black Mumbai

  73. Jamey Verlinden says:

    damn nature you scary!

  74. vin 950 says:

    those eyes are so incredibly beautiful… it looks like polished bronze.

  75. Ruth Mckain says:

    The most venomous snake is the inland taipan from Australia and he may sound sick cause it is super hot

  76. Sambi Wagner says:

    Are you ok coyote you sound a little sick ? hope you get well soon

  77. Ruvan Smit says:

    I live in SA

  78. unknown_no_name 1992 says:

    I knew puffy was a snake

  79. Nicholas Wilhelm says:

    So scary!!!!!!???

  80. Charlotte Starflower says:

    at the start of the vid


  81. flash Gandara says:

    The beginning why is the steering wheel on the other side?

  82. flash Gandara says:

    I did catch a snake but I don't know what species it is

  83. Bal Za says:

    Sorry but when i think africa i think ebola

  84. Anna Krahn says:

    Look at that little boop noodle

  85. Stephanie McCreary says:

    This is how many years you’ll live for

  86. Reese Christine says:

    Danger noodle?

  87. Niy n gnay says:

    coyote: theres no real reason to be afriad of this snake
    coyote 20 seconds later: This species of snake is responsable for the most bites in South Africa. And on top of that you wont be warned if your near it since it doesnt have a rattle.
    me: your just as confusing as my algebra teacher…

  88. KILLSWITCH says:

    If you picture South Africa you picture corruption i live there

  89. Oscar Ritta says:

    Dont click in me

  90. ChrisAllGod says:

    It must be cool being the first person to ever walk or see some part of land

  91. Danny Niederberger says:

    So where would you search if you were looking for a fully grown puff adder? Surely a rock that size will be useless to an adult.

  92. bm phil says:

    I like to slip my fingers under the rock and flip it over while holding the snake stick in the opposite hand……oh look I found a deadly snake a foot from my hand…..

  93. WICKED ASTRO says:

    The fact that he knows every animal is so cool !

  94. Edric gaming Minecraft for life says:

    Can you bitten by a deadliest snake

  95. ned ned says:

    Pretty Boy

  96. thomasedwardable says:

    at 3:12 an bug hopped out

  97. BJ Van Wyk says:

    The black mamba is 1st then the puff adder then cape cobra

  98. John Griffin says:

    When I think of South Africa, I think of scammers.

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