He submitted that the poison used in the July 2010 "Lily Robinson and Ready, On the Set, Go" came from the Deinagkistrodon acutus, a Southeast Asian pit viper
After the couple were arrested, police went on to raid their home in Walthamstow, east London, where they found two more tortoises and an Asian pit viper
It is thought his research into the DNA of Asian pit vipers
could help save the lives of bite victims across the continent.
The Joseph B Slowinski award - in memory of a venom expert who died after a snake bite in 2001 - has been presented to Simon Creer for his work on the venoms of Asian pit vipers