Rattlesnake venom destroys tissues and causes crippling paralysis, sometimes leading to death. When Santa Cruz homeowner Thomas Scott encountered such a deadly predator in his garage, he took defensive matters into his own hands. However, unlike mammals, reptile reflexes remain deadly after death. In fact, they can still bite and deliver a killing dose of venom up to an hour after being decapitated. And after Thomas delivered what he thought was a deadly blow, the snake’s head–severed from its body–continued to scan the area, waiting for an opportunity to strike:
Think that’s weird? Well you haven’t seen anything yet! Tonight, on World’s Weirdest: Oddities, we’ll meet a variety of animals battling baffling deformities–including Zac-n-Wheezie, a two-headed lizard. We’ll also take a look inside a lab that is growing human body parts from rats and we’ll even meet a man who’s trying to turn himself into a reptile–split tongue, scales and all.
From featherless birds, fish with transparent heads, and record-breaking super-sized horned cows, these jaw-dropping spectacles put on an unforgettable show. Awe-inspiring anomalies give you a glimpse of the most remarkable stories in the animal kingdom on World’s Weirdest: Oddities.
Tune in to World’s Weirdest: Oddities tonight at 9P on Nat Geo WILD and be sure to browse this bizarre photo gallery featuring some of the unbelievable creatures from tonight’s episode.