Hunter vs. Hunted
A Colorado trail runner ends up running for his life, and a peaceful walk in Canadas woods turns deadly. When we enter the realm of wild animals, it can become a case of hunter vs. hunted.
Russia's Far East is famous for its long and brutal winters, and the undisputed king of this frozen domain is the Siberian Tiger. Hunted almost to extinction, there are now only 500 of these elusive cats left in the wild, and they are spread out across almost 70,000 miles of wilderness. When a researcher is suddenly attacked in the vast frozen forest, investigators are left scratching their heads. As the researcher battles for his life, our investigators analyze a rash of similar attacks in the area.
In a Sierra Leone animal sanctuary, three tourists and their driver are brutally attacked by a huge chimpanzee. Investigators set out to discover what caused this intelligent animal to attack humans.
Death of The Bear Man+
Vitaly Nikolaenko has safely observed and approached the brown bears of Kamchatka Russia for over thirty years- But suddenly, one of the giant predators attacks, furiously slashing and killing the man. What could have triggered this devastating onslaught?
The brush land of South Africa is a dream destination for a small party of eco-tourists who have come here to catch a glimpse of amazing beasts. But when a group of tourists are suddenly attacked, investigators look to similar attacks in the region for clues. What is causing these seemingly unprovoked creatures to attack? Are these tourist groups, like wildlife paparazzi, going too far to get a glimpse of the giantsand pushing rhinos to the breaking point?
In The Dragon's Jaws+
A rash of black bear attacks one Canadian summer has experts looking for answers. Through eyewitness accounts and detailed analysis of the attack scenes, we begin to piece together the puzzle. A bad berry crop the year after a drought is stressing the animals food supply… a spring hunting moratorium several years in a row has led to a surge in the number of young bruins… an especially warm summer brings more people into bear country than ever before. But our investigation suggests a much more disturbing reason behind these attacks…Could it be that some black bears have learned to see humans as prey?
Recife, one of the largest cities in Brazil and one of the countrys top tourist destinations, has endless miles of sandy beach, inviting waves…and the highest concentration of shark attacks in the world. As beachgoers struggle for their lives, investigators piece together clues to answer the most pressing questions which ancient predator is the culprit? Why did the attacks begin so suddenly? Where did the sharks come from? And what can the locals, who thrive on tourist income, do to stop the attacks in what is fast becoming shark city?
Danger In The Delta+
In the heart of southern Africa lies the Okavango Delta, the largest oasis on the planet. It is this wild and exotic environment that draws a newlywed couple to celebrate their honeymoon. But in the blink of an eye, their amazing experience takes a horrific turn. A few days later, tragedy strikes again when experienced river guide and former Miss South Africa is attacked. Two attacks in the span of eight days leave one person dead and another seriously injured. Interviews reveal an incredible finding: their assailant was a hippopotamus. With tusks that can grow over a third of a metre long, mouths that open 150 degrees and the ability to reach...
Return of The Predator+
On May 10th, shocking news floods the airwaves in Florida- a woman in Ft. Lauderdale has been attacked and killed by an alligator. Just five days later the news goes from bad to worse when not one but two more women become victims- killed by alligators in St. Petersburg and Ocala. The American Alligator is an efficient and opportunistic hunter, but alligators in Florida have seldom preyed on humans. So why does it seem that they are now becoming man-hunters? Two teams of experts attempt to discover the common thread that links all three tragic attacks. They uncover how, in one May week, humans relinquished their role as the hunter and became the...
On a cool July morning, in Tanzanias lush savannah, Bob Fontana shoulders his hunting rifle… suddenly 2000 pounds of brute force bursts out of a nearby bush and tramples the man - its horns piercing the hunters crumpled body. The culprit is legendary throughout Africa: The cape buffalo . But what has caused this normally placid grazer to attack a human? Chillingly, Fontana is not alone… attacks by cape buffalo are occurring throughout the Dark Continent. But why? An investigation of cape buffalo attacks across Africa unravels a chilling revelation of the beasts cunning intelligence
Isle of The Cougar+
Canadas Vancouver Island, a land of rugged beauty where jagged peaks literally rise up from the ocean, is home to a vast array of wildlife including black bears, wolves, salmon, and the most successful land mammal in the Western Hemisphere: the cougar. But out of the vast territory cougars inhabit from the southern tip of Alaska down to Patagonia cougar attacks on humans happen more often here than anywhere else. Two teams of experts investigate six of these rare encountersincluding an attack on a four year-old girl who is defended by her mother and a tugboat captain who fights for his very survival. Their analysis sheds new light on the attacks...
Reaching as big as three and a half meters and 450 kilos and equipped with 88 teeth and superior intelligence, dolphins have the ability to be effective predators. Have we been lulled into a false sense of security around these powerful marine mammals? An investigation of dolphin attacks on humans, both in the wild and in captivity, reveals that dolphins are not always the friendly playmates we have made them out to be.
On an ordinary morning in June of 2003, on a farm in South Africa, a young mother responds to the cries of her three month old baby. She discovers the infant has been taken from its bed by a baboon. Chacma Baboons, some of the world's largest monkeys, have been known to enter parked cars and invade homes. Adult males can weigh 45 kilos and run at top speeds of 65 kilometers/hour
An enormous saltwater crocodile attacks a group of tourists swimming in the Australian outback. One of them, a 23 year old German woman, disappears below the surface of the water, never to return alive. Why were these people swimming with crocodiles?
Experts from the U.S. and Canada are called on scene to investigate the mysterious and brutal death of a young geology student in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. All early indications point to the first ever wolf attack fatality to be documented in North America. Once hunted to the brink of extinction in North America, grey wolves are normally very cautious of humans. But detailed analysis of the photographic and forensic evidence, as well as eyewitness testimony, soon implies that not everything is as it seems.
The Silent Stalker+
In Ecuador's remote Amazonian village of Jatun Molino, something is mysteriously attacking and killing people. Within one month, two adults and five children are dead. The two victims that make it to the hospital are found to have rabies. The analysis indicates that it is the type of rabies comes from vampire bats. Vampire bats are known to feed on livestock when jungle prey is scarce. A comparison to similar cases other South American countries provides possible reasons why vampires would be forced to turn their thirsty attention to people.
On the banks of the Rufiji River, in Southern Tanzania, a horrifying epidemic of man-eating Lions is spreading terror throughout rural villages. Over the course of eighteen months, a lion consumes and kills 49 people. An autopsy on the man-eater reveals a possible motive: the lion has badly damaged teeth.