Snake City

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Snake City
GenreWildlife documentary/Travel documentary/Family
StarringSimon Keys
Siouxsie Gillett
Country of originSouth Africa
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes31
Running time44 minutes
Original networkNat Geo (regular series)
Original releaseNovember 7, 2014 (2014-11-07)

Snake City (also known as Snakes in the City) is a wildlife documentary television series that stars snake-catchers Simon Keys and his partner, Siouxsie Gillett.[1] The show takes place in Durban, South Africa and has become valued for the series entertainment and educational perspective on catching and releasing life threatening snakes such as cobras, pythons and black mambas.[2][3][4][5][6] The series features music by the Stereo MCs.[7]


Gillett has a Herpetology degree and zoo background while Keys has worked with snakes all of his life.[8]

In the past, Keys and Gillette also worked at a snake sanctuary in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Gillette has an allergy to the venom of the Mozambique spitting cobra that can elevate the potency of a bite.

Record temperatures and storms in South Africa have brought about an abundance of snakes in urban areas.[9] In Summer months, they receive close to one hundred calls a week.


  1. ^ "Snake dos and don'ts | Daily News". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  2. ^ "PICS: Snake City couple returns for fourth season | Daily News". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Cullen, Aileen (2018-03-23). "Simon Keys from "Snake City": Wiki, Divorce, Girlfriend & Other Facts to Know". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  4. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2018-07-25). "Nat Geo Wild Fall Slate: Big Cat Week, 'Dr. K', Net's Feature Docu & More – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  5. ^ John, Caroline (2018-10-25). "Siouxsie Gillett’s Wiki: Simon Keys’ Girlfriend and Star of Nat Geo WILD’s “Snake City�". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  6. ^ South Coast Herald (2017-09-24). "North Coast couple star in animal television rescue show - Snakes City | South Coast Herald". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
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  8. ^ "Famous sssnake catchers educate at conservation centre". South Coast Herald. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Heavy rains increase snake sightings". Highway Mail. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018-11-05.

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