BOO! Here's a Halloween wish, straight from Jeremy Wade:
Creepies and crawlies and things of the deep
Are coming to get YOU when you go to sleep!
You may want to check the closets, behind the shower curtain and under the bed before you tuck yourself in for the night ...
For More Creepy, Crawly River Monsters Videos, click below:
We CANNOT stop laughing over this poor fisherman whose fish was stolen by a stealthy seal.
Yvan Mucharrz was posing with his catch along with Mike "The Griz" Ritz during filming of a fishing show in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Apparently this seal has been seen frequently around the docks and locals have named him Pancho.
Mucharrz was standing close to the end of the boat posing for photos, when out of nowhere the seal jumped up and snagged the catch by its tail. The rest is history.
The red-bellied pacu is related to the flesh-eating piranha. MORE PACU PHOTOS >>
Jeremy Wade has provided plenty fair warning in past River Monsters episodes of the dubbed "ball-cutter" pacu fish, making international headlines over the last few days. The testicle-biting pacu, a relative of the piranha and native to South American waters, was discovered by fisherman off the coast of Sweden in Oresund Sound.
Authorities are warning swimmers to keep their swimwear on — fishermen, after sustaining severing bites and losing their testicles, have reportedly bled to death. This is the first sighting of this Amazon-native in European waters. A pacu was caught in Illinois waters last summer - get Jeremy Wade's expert insights on the fish.
The pacu can grow up to 3 feet in length and up to 55 pounds. They mostly feed on fruits, nuts and small fish and are not typically a danger to people. However, human testicles are an ideal size and fit for the pacu mouth making it an easy target ... i.e. Gentleman, think twice before skinny dipping in Scandinavia!
Get more on the pacu, the "Nutcracker Fish," featured on River Monsters:
In a journey that took him to the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, Jeremy Wade embarked on a punishing mission to battle the most ancient river monster he’s ever encountered to reveal the true identity of the Vampires of the Deep.
How did he catch this monster? Watch the How to Catch a River Monster series and see for yourself:
Lampreys are extremely fast, extremely aggressive ... and, out for blood. Watch as Jeremy tries to rip this bloodsucker off this neck! It's DISGUSTING.
In the heart of Central America, in a land known for its drug smuggling and remote jungle waterways, there lurks a man-sized KILLER. It is said to reach eight feet in length and weigh around 300 pounds! And, when it leaps into boats, it causes fatal injuries as it knocks fishermen unconscious and smashes their bones.
Jeremy Wade is taken to the breaking point and beyond, as he had to relearn everything he knows about fishing in an attempt to catch this elusive River Monster. How did he catch this beast? Watch the How to Catch a River Monster series and see for yourself:
See more photos of Jeremy in Chernobyl from last Sunday's episode.
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade headed to the site of the worst nuclear accident in history - Chernobyl. In a nerve-shredding race against radiation and time, he was after the perpetrator of a series of grizzly attacks.
Here's how he managed to capture the beast:
In tonight's season premiere, Jeremy Wade returns in a new season of River Monsters to investigate one of the most disturbing cases yet - a man's face was ripped off in a remote Bolivian river. To track down the culprit he sets off through a dangerous jungle riddled with cocaine smugglers. This epic journey ends up challenging his core beliefs about one of his oldest adversaries and this time he may have got himself in too deep!
See more photos of Jeremy in Bolivia from tonight's episode.
And, want to hear more from Jeremy on how he reels them in each week? Watch the How to Catch a River Monster web series, exclusively on AnimalPlanet.com! Tune in each week after the premiere and watch the latest installment of the new series. Here's the latest - hear Jeremy talk piranha:
Keith Hoffman Files a Final Report on Shooting a New Season of Hillbilly Handfishin'
Actually I was in Oklahoma but it felt like Kansas when I and some of the crew drove home from our final day in the water with tornados and storms all around us. (Yet another thing beside snakes, spiders and wild boars that can kill you in Oklahoma.)
Yet as I return to my desk at Animal Planet (still no bunny rabbit sorting my mail), I’ll miss the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, and the communion with nature both dangerous and beautiful.
The Hillbilly Handfishin' crew hard at work!
I’ll miss the crew who can’t change the channel when the snakes look too creepy but have to keep trudging on through muck and mire. The crew who travelled from all over the country to shoot the show for three months and sleep on the grounds in tiny trailers far from their beloved spouses, partners, family and friends. (There is a strict policy on the set: No “Showmances” or as I call them “Hillbilly Handcrushes” between crew members.)
Keith Hoffman is on Location for Hillbilly Handfishin' and Neck-High in Leeches, Snakes and Catfish
It's been two days since I last wrote about my dinner with the crew in Olive Garden but it feels like two years.
In my imagination when I got my job working at Animal Planet I would be typing at a computer with puppies and kittens scampering across my desk while a bunny stapled my papers with its paws and birds sang around my head.
Instead I've found myself in boiling hot sun in muddy creeks with snakes and leeches out for my blood.
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