The infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar was notorious for smuggling cocaine all over the world. With his drug money and power he illegally imported an array of exotic species to his personal zoo. But soon after Escobar's demise, the animals were left alone in the zoo to fend for themselves. One of these species flourished and now lurks in the Colombian countryside. As a dangerous and potentially aggressive invader, hippos are claiming territory in the rivers of Colombia.
Giant Swamp Rats+
In wetlands around the United States, an invader is taking over. Slowly spreading further north with each year and multiplying at an unbelievable rate, these invasive creatures are laying waste to entire acres of plant life, destroying fragile ecosystems and driving out native wildlife. Say hello to nutria, one of America's most destructive invasive species.
Australia is being over-run by an invader. At as many as twenty-three million strong, feral pigs have already caused untold damage, and further destruction is inevitable if they're not stopped. Highly intelligent, hardy, and adaptable feral pigs are thriving in the land down-under. Here, they're endangering native species, spreading disease, destroying farmland, and even attacking people. D
Join top experts and scientists from around the world as they examine the impact, and sometimes danger, of the increasing number of moose in urban and suburban communities. As human development sprawls and moose populations expand, these largest members of all deer species are increasingly rubbing shoulders with mankind. While these animals usually avoid human interactions, they can become quite dangerous.
Masters of stealth and hardwired to survive, coyotes have colonized many of the sprawling urban habitats of North America. Abundant food and protection from predators have allowed this adaptable animal to not only survive but thrive in our human world. While usually skittish, attacks on small pets have become more frequent. And in rare cases, these cunning predators attack humans.
Bed Bug Doomsday+
Major cities in the United States are in the grip of an invasion. From New York to Texas, more and more people are falling victim to one of mans oldest parasitic pests, one that lives in colonies hidden in our furniture and literally drinks our blood while we sleep: bed bugs. From apartments in New York to caves in Arizona, join researchers, entomologists and exterminators as they struggle to better understand bed bugs and find ways for us to survive the impending bed bug invasion.