Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of . . . Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and an essential tool for hunting and defense. A wide variety of insects, reptiles, and amphibians use toxins to subdue their prey or to stop becoming prey to another predator. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack!