Britain's Strangest Pets takes a look at the reason why pet owners choose to live with strange and sometimes dangerous animals.
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Britain's Strangest Pets - River Monsters - Netflix
River Monsters is a British and American wildlife documentary television programme produced for Animal Planet by Icon Films of Bristol, United Kingdom. It is hosted by extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, who travels around the globe in search of the most fearsome freshwater killers, looking for clues, eyewitnesses, and stories about people who were dragged underwater by these vicious predators, he tries to catch the biggest specimens and then release them back into the wild. His aim is to save these rare creatures from extinction and to help people understand the truth behind the horrific attacks on humans. River Monsters became one of the most-watched, most successful programmes in Animal Planet's history, and one of the most-viewed series on Discovery Channel too. In the US, only the shortened version is shown and some animals Jeremy shows are simply cut off. These missing scenes are shown only in the UK where it premiered on ITV (originally on Sundays on ITV1).
Britain's Strangest Pets - Series preview - Netflix
River Monsters travels worldwide with Suffolk-born British host, biologist, adventurer and extreme angler Jeremy Wade to explore rivers and lakes to uncover the creatures behind local folklore and harrowing tales of monster fish. The show has taken viewers to Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, India, Japan, Russia, Suriname, Brazil, Guyana, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, the Republic of Congo, Mongolia, and the American states of Alaska, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Vermont. In the first season, Wade's weekly quest had him in search of piranha, goonch catfish (during his investigation of the Kali River goonch attacks), alligator gar, wels catfish, arapaima, piraíba, and a freshwater species of shark, the bull shark. All of them are supposedly deadly creatures shrouded with mystery. The show also focuses on explaining the creatures' feeding habits, behaviour and conservation status. Rebroadcasts of the episodes with captions showing behind the scenes commentary from the host about the particular episode can also be seen on both Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. These episodes are going by the title River Monsters: Unhooked. The second season of River Monsters began airing on 24 April 2010, although the first episode, titled “Demon Fish” first appeared on Discovery Channel on 28 March 2010. This season consists of 7 episodes and takes viewers to the River Congo and other far-and-wide locations. In the episode, “Death Ray”, Wade catches a pregnant giant freshwater stingray, the largest fish he has ever caught. She later gives birth to two pups while she is being examined by Wade and a team of biologists. This season features the white sturgeon, Wade's another gigantic catch (although he said it's his biggest catch ever, the stingray he caught in an earlier episode was even bigger, so “Alaskan Horror” was probably filmed earlier). The ninth season of River Monsters was announced as the final season.
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