For all those out there whose skin doesn't crawl when they see slinky, scaly, deadly snakes, then an upcoming television special is just the thing for you. Tune into Get Real: Serpentine to see profiles of different species of reptiles, including vipers and pythons, and to explore the myths surrounding the electric eel. The documentary will particularly focus on three types of venomous snakes, including the North American rattlesnake. The three-hour programme also sees scientists tracking the electric eel through the murky waters of the Amazon. These creatures can grow up to two metres long and are best known for emitting electric charges of more than 700 volts. And if all that is not enough, watch a snake handler search for the biggest snakes in the world. The search covers Asia, home of the reticulate python, and the Venezuelan wetlands, where giant anacondas abound. The programme airs on the Discovery Channel on February 17 and 18 at 9 pm and 2 am, respectively.