The Reptiles

The Reptiles is a PBS Nature documentary series narrated by Howard McGillin, showcasing the incredible diversity and spectacular abilities of the reptiles. The series consists of four episodes, each of which takes a look at different types of reptiles - alligators and crocodiles, snakes, turtles and tortoises, and lizards. The Reptiles begins with alligators and crocodiles, the ultimate predators at the margins of the water and the land. Then it takes a look at the reptiles that humans may fear most: Snakes. It continues to explore the reptiles with turtles and tortoises, ancient creatures marching slowly through the millennia. And finally the series concludes with the most extraordinarily diverse of all reptiles - lizards.


The Reptiles: Episode 1 - Alligators and Crocodiles
With guidance from leading experts on alligators and crocodiles, this episode looks at the ultimate predators at the margins of the water and the land.

The Reptiles: Episode 2 - Snakes
This episode reveals the secrets, surprises, and strangeness of two-headed snakes and other amazing reptiles.

The Reptiles: Episode 3 - Turtles and Tortoises
This episode takes a close look at ancient creatures - turtles and tortoises - marching slowly through the millennia. And it introduces some inspirational people who are trying to help them.

The Reptiles: Episode 4 - Lizards
This episode travels across the globe to feature some of the most fascinating varieties of lizards. And it also looks at people who form strong attachments to the animals.


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