Deadly neurotoxins, haemotoxins and related bacteria comprise the potent arsenal of these feared predators, and we'll visit the Sunda island of Indonesia to meet some of the frightening collection of venomous creatures on the planet. Renowned for the infamous Komodo dragon, the island also boasts a number of other animals that are significantly more toxic and dangerous.
The Komodos deliver their venom through bacteria-filled saliva, but on land it's the islands' snakes that are the real killers. The Southern Indonesian spitting cobra injects fast-acting neurotoxic venom into their favourite prey, the Rinca rat. Elsewhere, The Russell's pit viper dispenses a deadly cocktail of venom that causes rapid cellular breakdown and massive internal haemorrhaging.
But that's only on land. In the sea the venom count rises dramatically. Stonefish boast their own poisonous spines (like hypodermic needles) and the banded sea krait.
All of these killers are bound to the island and its surrounding waters, instigating a reign of terror among their respective prey. There is always something trying to hunt you on Venom Islands.