Animal Planet's Jeremy Wade and River Monsters back April 10, meet the 'mutilator'
By April MacIntyre Mar 1, 2011, 4:58 GMT
Think the sea is full of scary fish? Fresh water can be worse. In "River Monsters," extreme angler Jeremy Wade uncovers the world\'s largest, strangest and most dangerous fish that dwell in rivers, lakes and ponds. "River Monsters" is on Animal Planet Sundays at 10PM e/p. ...more
Animal Planet's River Monsters: Season Three swims upstream to your TV on Sunday, April 10, at 10 PM ET/PT.
Meet British Badass Jeremy Wade: He was detained as a suspected spy and threatened at gunpoint. He survived a bout with malaria and narrowly escaped drowning. He survived a plane crash in the Amazon, and his hand was sliced by a machete.
And now, the man responsible for my absolute refusal to enter fresh water anywhere (except a pool), Mr. Wade himself returns for more dangerous mystery and freshwater sleuthing in a new season of "River Monsters."
This one will prove to be the most exotic and bizarre yet.
Animal Planet’s top-performing series ever returns with seven brand-new episodes beginning Sunday, April 10, at 10 PM (ET/PT) as biologist and extreme angler Wade travels worldwide to solve freaky freshwater fish tales and lures in watery culprits that allegedly attack mankind.
From Animal Planet:
This season, Jeremy finds himself in places he’s never explored as he travels to the far reaches of the globe – from serpentine underwater caves to remote rivers filled with freshwater crocodiles.
In the first episode titled “The Mutilator,” Jeremy searches for the giant cousin of the piranha that – with its gnarly teeth and gnawing jaws--has turned from vegetarian to meat eater, with a particular interest in male genitalia.
The second episode features “The Flesh Ripper,” a fish with toxic blood. In order to test his hypothesis, Jeremy has to use himself as human bait and lure the fish by covering himself in fresh fish guts.
In addition to new episodes, several special editions of the series will air, including “The Deadliest” (May 8 at 9 PM) and “Most Bizarre” (May 30 at 9 PM), highlighting the biggest moments and catches in Jeremy’s career; TRIBAL FISHING (May 22 at 9 PM), a special where Jeremy works with indigenous tribes to learn their special techniques at angling, including fishing with spider webs and using only his voice to lure fish; and RIVER MONSTERS: THE LOST REELS (June 5 at 9 and 10 PM), two specials from Wade’s early years searching for what lurks below.
“This season, I get into even more unfamiliar territory,” notes Wade. “The destinations are diverse, the stories strange, and the fish every bit as fearsome but in unexpected ways. I encountered fish with invisible powers, others that live to a century, the largest true freshwater fish so far and the longest struggle I’ve had with a live fish to date.”
This series is a weekly murder mystery, following Jeremy’s worldwide search for harrowing tales of man-eating fish, with the hope of proving these freshwater mysteries as tall tales or frightening fact. Wade has taken his life-long passion and turned it into a full-time career, searching for a variety of aquatic vertebrae while navigating the globe’s waterways. Wade’s River Monster quests have him diving in with and reeling in fascinating and mysterious creatures – all alleged man killers…