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The Bronx Zoo offered $50,000 to anyone who can provide them with a live and healthy 30 foot snake.

It is 1999 and this prize has stood unclaimed for over 80 years, but Robert Twigger, a poet, bodyguard, rap artist, hearse driver and recent winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, believes he is the man to claim the prize - and in doing so overcome his fear of snakes.

From Malaysia to the uninhabited forests of Indonesia, Twigger sets out to find the biggest snake in the world.

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The prize: $50,000. The challenge: capture the world's largest snake, alive. Robert Twigger - poet, martial artist and rap artist - believes he's the man to do it. Shame he's scared of snakes...