Catching dangerous snakes for research, or removing them from people's property, is a bit like disarming a bomb-one wrong move can cost you your life. Brady believes robots like the ones they use in bomb disposal, could make his job safer. He delves into the world of robotic technology, from the depths of Washington DC's sewers to a state-of-the-art robotic arm. His ultimate "Snakebot" pairs the prosthetic limb with a bomb disposal robot platform. Brady heads to South Africa where he tests it out on two of the most intimidating snakes in the world- the huge African rock python, and the agile and toxic Black mamba.
Dangerous Encounters 6, Man-Eaters+
Take an adventure with Dr. Brady Barr as he travels back to Uganda in search of a giant man-eating crocodile. On The Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park we'll find out just what it takes to capture crocodiles while Brady trains a team of rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Then it's on to the shores of Lake Victoria, where a massive, one-ton crocodile has been terrorizing villagers.
Dangerous Encounters 6, Shark Bite+
Herpetologist Brady Barr has faced his fair share of aquatic predators, but now he's going up against one of the toughest creatures in the ocean -- sharks. Most shark attacks on people are committed by just three species: the tiger shark, the bull shark, and the great white. Brady is going to see if he can find out which one has the deadliest bite.
Dangerous Encounters 6,Extreme Fish+
From the rapids of the Hells Canyon river gorge in Idaho to the remote waters off Andros Island in the Bahamas, dive in with Dr. Brady Barr as he embarks on a mission to better understand one of the strangest looking fish on the planet: the smalltooth sawfish. An ancient cocktail of a creature -it fuses a shark's tail with a rays flattened body.
Dangerous Encounters 6, To Catch A Hippo+
Strong, fast and semi-aquatic, the hippo is one of Africa's biggest wildlife management challenges.The use of tranquilizer darts is nearly impossible, as a threatened hippo will dart straight for the nearest body of water and dig in. If the animal has been tranquilized, it can drown before the drug wears off, hampering the efforts of wildlife specialists.
Classic ambush predators like crocs and snakes use camouflage and speed to capture their prey - sometimes faster than the blink of an eye. How do they do it? To find out, Dr. Brady Barr goes head-to-head with some of the most dangerous ambush predators on the planet. He'll trigger their strikes and film them on high-speed video.
Barr V. Bear+
Dr. Brady Barr has spent his life dealing with some of the most dangerous predators on earth, but this time he's way outside his comfort zone. We'll join him on an investigation deep into the Alaskan rainforest to track and study brown bears, then venture to the frozen shores of Canada's Hudson Bay to get an up close encounter with a polar bear.
The American West conjures images of wide-open spaces, endless blue skies, and the wildest creatures in North America. Such iconic animals as pumas, bison, rattlesnakes and eagles are central to the image of America - they put the "wild" into the Wild West! But as humans have settled the land, these animals have retreated.
In this episode of Dangerous Encounters, Dr. Brady Barr travels to the heart of the Central Suriname Nature Preserve with Dr. William Crampton of University of Central Florida in search of an incredibly dangerous fish, the electric eel. Upon arrival to the reserve, Brady observes that the water levels of the Coppename River are extremely high making the finding of this creature a much more difficult task.
Huge Humboldt squid, up to six feet long, are expanding into thousands of square miles of new territory, threatening commercial fisheries, and reportedly attacking divers! Yet we know almost nothing about them. Brady collaborates with researchers to undertake a high-risk mission to capture a squid unharmed, and attach National Geographic's state-of-the-art Crittercam.
Water backing up behind a dam is on the verge of wiping out a prime habitat for Nile crocodiles in South Africa. National Geographic herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr is on the case, doing what he can to help the crocs. It proves to be a harrowing adventure. Brady and his team must go by raft to get inside the gorge's high walls and over its rapids. With the help of Nile croc biologist Hannes Botha, Brady catches several huge crocodiles - two of which measure 14 feet - and attaches satellite transmitters to them. For the first time, scientists can follow a group of crocodiles faced with the loss of their home - new and vital information not just for...
Shark From The Abyss+
During his many adventures for National Geographic, Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr has come face to face with some of the largest and most dangerous predators in the world. Now he is on a quest to shed light on a true mystery of the deep, the elusive Sixgill shark. Brady braves ocean depths in Honduras, extreme cold in Puget Sound and fearsome predators in Hawaii. His goal is to understand why this little known animal that normally lives in waters up to 8000 feet deep occasionally is found in much shallower seas. Brady's dream is to get as close to one of these creatures as he can… and even swim with one. Will he be successful?
They're cute, harmless and usually the size of your thumb…If you think you know what salamanders are…think again! Renowned Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr is off on a journey to find the world's largest salamanders - giants that can grow up to five feet long and weigh as much as 80 pounds. But can one of these giants be the King of the Salamanders? To find out, Brady will capture the big 4 of the salamander world - The greater siren, an oddball that breathes through gills, has just 2 legs and can spin like a top. The two toed Amphiuma a snake like salamander with teeth like a shark. The monstrous Japanese Giant Salamander that can grow as big as...
He's come face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, but now National Geographic herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr is out of his element studying a barnyard animal that's turned into an invader - the feral hog. Domestic blood may flow through their veins but there's no doubt they are wild, dangerous, and destructive. And they must be stopped! Brady takes on the challenge to find the best solution to the feral-hog problem that has swept the world. He gets hand-on as he tries to stay one step ahead of these intelligent and adaptable hogs. But he'd better stay on his toes - unlike their docile barnyard cousins, these" hogs gone...
Return To The Python Cave+
Cave ins, flash floods, bats and noxious levels of carbon dioxide couldn't keep National Geographic Herpetologist Dr Brady Barr from his quest for a twenty-foot python. Not even the memory of the traumatic bite from a 12-foot python could keep him away. This time he prepares himself for the dangers that lie in the cave with a visit to Bracken Cave in Texas - home to 20 million bats that raise the carbon dioxide levels treacherously high with every exhale, not to mention their guano. Then Brady's back in Indonesia, dodging deadly vipers, trudging through waist deep guano and heading into the cave where he was bitten a year ago in search of a monster...
Australia is home to some of the most venomous creatures on the planet. In fact, there are more toxic animals per square foot here than anywhere else. What is it about this place? To find out, Dr. Brady Barr teams up with local experts to come face to face with seven deadly creatures and uncover the 'how' and 'why' behind their lethal punch. In countdown format, Brady will rank each animal in four categories: venom, attitude, chance of contact, and death toll. Which animal will he crown the number one venomous culprit in Australia?
What makes the most lethal snake on the entire planet? Is it a bone-crushing grip or venom so potent it can solidify human blood? In Deadliest Snakes, Dr. Brady Barr travels across four continents to crown the world's most fearsome snake. In his quest, Brady comes face-to-face with the Russell's viper, the deadliest snake in all of Asia whose venom can literally dissolve human flesh and veins.
Romulus Whitaker travels four continents in search of the world's largest crocodiles, encountering gharials, saltwater and Nile crocodiles.
To study big carnivores, researchers have to get close, very close. But how do you get within arm's length to some of the most dangerous predators on the planet who can easily take down prey that's five times your size? To find out, Dr. Brady Barr creates a protective suit that enables him to crawl alongside a Nile crocodile.
Great white sharks, Nile crocodiles and even the Tyrannosaurus Rex - all colossal beasts feared for their terrifying bites. But which animal has the most monstrous bite? To find out, Dr. Brady Barr uses a special bite meter to measure each animal's bite force and break his all-time record. He wrestles a 2.4-metre nurse shark and carefully crawls down a red wolf's burrow, tempting it to take a bite.