Dangerous Encounters

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.3  (88)

The world is full of dangerous creatures, and it is generally best that people give these animals a wide berth. However, there are professionals who have worked among these creatures enough that they are able to film them for the sake of viewers who want to understand more about these animals. Even though these people know what they are doing, there is no guarantee that they will be able to completely avoid a life-threatening situation. Hence, part of the excitement lies in seeing how the animals react to the presence of these humans who have come into their personal territory.

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Phantom Killer
6. Phantom Killer
September 26, 2012
The list of predators is long in Florida: black bear, Florida panthers, coyotes and gators. Brady must put the clues together and find the killer before it strikes again. But nothing in Brady's long career can prepare him for what is next: an epic encounter with a giant gator. Armed only with what he finds in his car, including a pair of jumper cables and his very own underwear, and with the help of his willing cameraman, Brady attempts to capture the rogue gator and prove that it is behind the calf killings.
Bayou Beasts
5. Bayou Beasts
September 12, 2012
Weighing several hundred pounds and armed with vicelike jaws capable of dismembering its prey, the alligator snapper is a true prehistoric beast. But decades of commercial hunting have dramatically reduced its population. To find out if truly giant turtles still lurk in the waters of the Southeast, Brady heads to Louisiana.
Vacation Nightmares
4. Vacation Nightmares
September 5, 2012
Brady plunges into the Bahamas' turquoise waters in search of nurse sharks, stingrays and other beasts of the beach -- nothing can ruin your vacation like getting the razor-sharp bill of a flying houndfish stuck in your neck! And don't think a round of golf always makes for a safe alternative -- as Brady tees off in Mexico, he discovers the water hazards can be just that -- serious hazards, with Morelet's crocodiles lurking. But if you keep your eyes open and use common sense, encountering these awesome creatures can become a vacation treat instead of a holiday horror.
Home Invasion
3. Home Invasion
August 29, 2012
Interactions between humans and bears can prove deadly, so to dissuade them from equating us with food, it's important to keep them away from our trash. Brady heads to Yellowstone Park to visit The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center testing facility, where they're working on building a better trash can. After baiting a trash can, they put it to the test with two 500-pound grizzlies and watch as the animals tear the trash can to shreds in a matter of minutes. From there, Brady's off to central Florida to check in on an animal armed with smarts and dexterity rather than brute strength -- the mischievous raccoon.
Pets vs. Predators
2. Pets vs. Predators
August 22, 2012
There's perhaps no place in the U.S. where pets face more dangers than in Phoenix, Ariz. One animal in particular has a reputation for attacking pets of all sizes the javelina, a hooved beast with razor-sharp tusks. To find out if the creature is as aggressive as people say he straps a stuffed dog to a remote-controlled vehicle and drives it into the cage of a captive javelina. An onboard camera records the attack quick, violent, full of teeth and tusks.
Raging Bulls
1. Raging Bulls
August 22, 2012
According to Brady, his scariest encounter to date was dodging one-ton bulls at rodeo clown school. Now, Brady will face his ultimate fear again. He's headed to another "semester" of rodeo school, only this time he won't be clowning around; he's actually going to mount up. To understand just how formidable these powerful beasts are, Brady will ride one of the school's toughest bulls while slow-motion cameras record the sheer power of the twists and angles at which the bull jumps.
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The world is full of dangerous creatures, and it is generally best that people give these animals a wide berth. However, there are professionals who have worked among these creatures enough that they are able to film them for the sake of viewers who want to understand more about these animals. Even though these people know what they are doing, there is no guarantee that they will be able to completely avoid a life-threatening situation. Hence, part of the excitement lies in seeing how the animals react to the presence of these humans who have come into their personal territory.

Dangerous Encounters is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (35 episodes). The series first aired on May 27, 2005.

Where to Watch Dangerous Encounters

Dangerous Encounters is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dangerous Encounters on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 27, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (88)