Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
August 2nd, 2013
04:42 PM ET

Jeff Corwin introduces Piers Morgan to "Buddha," the 15-foot Burmese Python: "All your nightmares are coming true"

Coming up Friday at 9, the "Piers Morgan Live" studio takes on a decidedly reptilian feel, as Jeff Corwin visits the program. Note: he does not visit alone.

Toting a Burmese Python, Piers Morgan is instantly captivated (terrified?) when the animal and nature conservationist begins to pull his special guest from a large plastic box:

"Feel a bit like when they brought Hannibal Lecter out of his cage," Morgan mutters nervously.

Admitting that for the host, the snake represents the idea that "all your nightmares are coming true," Corwin introduces Morgan to "Buddha," a 15-foot long "venus neck popping python" that weighs several hundred pounds.

Noting that the reptile native to the jungles of Southeast Asia "is one of the largest snakes in captivity," the host of Animal Planet's "The Jeff Corwin Experience" and "Corwin's Quest" explained how "Buddha" came to be part of an educational program:

"This, of course, is an animal that started out as an illegal pet. It was confiscated," he tells Morgan. "You can buy them in pet shops. You can get them online. And now many, many states are passing laws prohibiting you from having them as pets."

While an unwelcome guest in the Florida Everglades and southern part of the U.S., tonight's slippery guest, according to Corbin, "perform[s] an incredible purpose" whilst living within its natural habitat:

"They're a part of that living community. They're part of the ecosystem. When a big female snake like this, she'll produce 50, 60 eggs. They are consumed by other animals," he explains. "When you begin your life as a Burmese python, you ain't this big. You've got to work your way up, and the odds are against you."

Watch the clip for more of "Buddha," a python which may one day grow to "20, 25 feet in length and have a girth of near telephone poll size," then tune in to CNN at 9 for an episode of "Piers Morgan Live" that will feature not only snakes, but also sharks and alligators.
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Twitter
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Instagram

Post by:
Filed under: Piers Morgan Live
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Al Stancombe

    Great show tonight! Do more of Jeff Corwin!

    August 3, 2013 at 4:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Pierre Lebrun

    Is there a way to attain a physical copy of this episode with You, Jeff Corwin and the Python.

    November 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. margaretrosemaryrohr


    Shares in the messaging app’s parent company Snap fell sharply this week after one of the investment

    Be well, Jenna Lester

    July 16, 2017 at 4:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Kompiuteriu remontas

    606046 468366Lovely sharp post. Never considered that it was that easy. Praises to you! 639363

    February 10, 2021 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. rotexmedica testosteron enantat kaufen

    666585 305164thaibaccarat dot com will be the very best web site to study casino games : like baccarat, poker, blackjack and roulette casino 205644

    March 28, 2021 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. covid-19 thailand

    881709 754553Thank you for any other informative blog. The place else may I get that type of information written in such a perfect method? 798999

    April 19, 2021 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.