Series 1


Series 1

Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world's deadliest animals.


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Hippos

1. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Hippos

Steve is on the hunt for one of Africa's most deadly but surprising animals.

Fat-Tailed Scorpions

2. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Fat-Tailed Scorpions

Steve coaxes a fat-tailed scorpion out of his burrow, but it isn't pleased to see him!

Fish Eagle

3. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Fish Eagle

Steve makes a splash while trying to catch a fish with his mouth.

Snake Off

4. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Snake Off

Does the black mamba deserve a spot on the deadly 60? Steve finds the answer.

Honey Badger

5. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Honey Badger

Steve is on the hunt for the world’s most fearless animal, the honey badger.

Great White Shark

6. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Great White Shark

Steve braves choppy waters to get up close to the great white shark.

Tiger Snake

7. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Tiger Snake

Steve comes face to face with one of the deadliest snakes on the planet.

Ghost Bat

8. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Ghost Bat

Steve Backshall searches for the secretive ghost bat in an eerie old Australian gold mine.

Paralysis Tick

9. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Paralysis Tick

In Australia, Steve investigates the paralysis tick.

Lace Monitor

10. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Lace Monitor

Steve ends up eyeball-to-eyeball with one of the largest lizards on the planet.

Redback Spider

11. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Redback Spider

Steve roots around in an Australian back garden, on the hunt for the redback spider.

Yellow-Fin Tuna

12. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Yellow-Fin Tuna

Steve takes to the seas to demonstrate the speed of the mighty tuna.

Salt Water Crocodile

13. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Salt Water Crocodile

Steve Backshall goes diving with a salt water crocodile at feeding time.

Sloth Bear

15. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Sloth Bear

In India, a squabble over food shows Steve just how unpredictable the sloth bear can be.

Gharial

17. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Gharial

In India, Steve meets a gharial - an ancient crocodilian with a mouth full of teeth.

Scutegera

19. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Scutegera

Steve and his intrepid crew are in a cave system in the jungles of Borneo.

Reticulated Python

20. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Reticulated Python

Steve Backshall is on the hunt for the largest snake in the world!

Spear Mantis Shrimp

21. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Spear Mantis Shrimp

Steve Backshall and the Deadly 60 team encounter a lightning-fast spear mantis shrimp.

Barracuda

22. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Barracuda

The clear waters of Borneo's coast are home to a deadly shoal of barracuda.

Adders

23. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Adders

Steve Backshall is in the New Forest on the trail of the adder.

Goshawk

24. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Goshawk

Steve Backshall gets to feel first-hand what it is like to be hunted by a goshawk.

Peregrine Falcon

25. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Peregrine Falcon

Steve Backshall races a peregrine falcon in a sports car.

Wolverine

26. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Wolverine

Steve comes face-to-face with a shy but deadly predator, the beautiful wolverine.

Bald Eagles

27. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Bald Eagles

Steve Backshall heads up a freezing river to see bald eagles feeding on spawning salmon.

Mountain Lion

28. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Mountain Lion

Steve takes on arguably the toughest assignment of the series - finding a mountain lion.

Rattlesnake

29. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Rattlesnake

The team go in search of one of Arizona's deadliest predators, the rattlesnake.

Snapping Turtle

31. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Snapping Turtle

Steve Backshall and his crew hunt for the swamp beasts with the biggest bite.

Lemon Shark

32. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Lemon Shark

Steve heads out into the ocean for a memorable encounter with some lemon sharks.

Tiger Shark

33. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Tiger Shark

Steve helps a team of shark scientists to tag tiger sharks in the Bahamas.

Giant Anteater

34. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Giant Anteater

Steve is in search of the elusive giant anteater, but can he get close enough to film one?

Giant Candiru

36. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Giant Candiru

Steve Backshall has a chance encounter with a mysterious flesh-eating fish.

Pink River Dolphin

37. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Pink River Dolphin

Steve explores the waters of Brazil's flooded forest in search of pink river dolphins.

Bird-Eating Spider

38. Deadly 60 Bites: Series 1, Bird-Eating Spider

In the rainforests of Brazil, Steve is after a monster tarantula for his list.