Fatal Attractions

Fatal Attractions

  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (179)

Fatal Attractions is a television show that originally aired on Animal Planet. It features intriguing stories of human beings who develop attractions to dangerous, exotic animals. Some of the animals include predatory cats, chimpanzees and large reptiles. Relationships appear to start in an innocent fashion. However, human counterparts often develop unhealthy psychological dependencies upon their animal companions often putting themselves in grave danger. These people may or may not live reclusive lives. As they become more familiar with their pets, safety protocols are generally ignored and animals are left to roam free within human living space. Homes may or may not be cleaned on a regular basis. As the animal grows it becomes difficult to handle and begins to show it natural, aggressive behavior. At some point the animal will mildly injure its owner. However, the warning signs are ignored and aggressive behavior is excused away. As the attraction grows some of the people featured on the show seem to detach from human contact. Not surprising these animals eventually displays the fury of their nature and will launch attacks that severly maul, maim or even kill their owners. For owners lucky enough to survive, they often remain in denial, excuse behavior and mourn when their beloved pet is taken away. Interestingly, owners who are bitten by poisonous snakes and lizards have time to seek medical attention but choose to wait it out eventually succumbing to poisons and bacteria. The show also features psychologists who give deeper insights into this human phenomenon. Victims who survive attacks are interviewed and recount details of attacks that nearly ended their lives. For those less fortunate, re-enactments and family interviews chronicle the misfortune that could have been prevented. The show usually features two to three individual stories. Common themes bind these exotic pet owners. They seem to have unhealthy psychological dependencies upon their pets that minimize the danger and risks. They excuse aggressive behavior and may be withdrawn from family and friends. Fatal Attractions is an excellent documentary that shows the potential danger when humans and wildlife interact.

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Seasons
Tiger Terror
6. Tiger Terror
March 23, 2013
A showbiz couple toured the world with their performing tigers, leading an intoxicating life of stardom, money and power, which was cut brutally short when their co-performer was killed by their prized white tiger. And that's not the end of their story...
Secret Snakes
5. Secret Snakes
February 22, 2013
One woman's secret life with deadly venomous snakes is exposed in shocking circumstances while another woman's obsession with venom leads to several near-fatal accidents.
Killer Hippo
4. Killer Hippo
February 8, 2013
Despite an attack on a family member, Marius Els, one of the first ever men to interact closely with a hippo, couldn't give up on the pet he saw as his surrogate son ... until it was too late.
The Night Strangler
3. The Night Strangler
February 1, 2013
A young girl's worst nightmare is brought to life when her father's giant python attacks her in bed. In Australia, a young snake enthusiast's life is snuffed out at the very moment he realizes his dream to work with the deadliest species on Earth.
Ohio Massacre
2. Ohio Massacre
January 25, 2013
In 2011, 49 dangerous animals including tigers, lions and bears roamed free in Ohio. The ensuing bloodbath hit headlines across the world. But what drove the man responsible release his exotic pets and how did his addiction to them spiral out of control?
Terror at Bear Farm
1. Terror at Bear Farm
January 18, 2013
Sam Mazzola kept bears on his farm in Iowa. He charged people to wrestle them and enjoyed the attention and financial rewards. When a young employee is killed while tending to a savage bear, the dark truth about Sam's destructive lifestyle is revealed.
Description

Fatal Attractions is a television show that originally aired on Animal Planet. It features intriguing stories of human beings who develop attractions to dangerous, exotic animals. Some of the animals include predatory cats, chimpanzees and large reptiles. Relationships appear to start in an innocent fashion. However, human counterparts often develop unhealthy psychological dependencies upon their animal companions often putting themselves in grave danger.

These people may or may not live reclusive lives. As they become more familiar with their pets, safety protocols are generally ignored and animals are left to roam free within human living space. Homes may or may not be cleaned on a regular basis. As the animal grows it becomes difficult to handle and begins to show it natural, aggressive behavior. At some point the animal will mildly injure its owner. However, the warning signs are ignored and aggressive behavior is excused away. As the attraction grows some of the people featured on the show seem to detach from human contact. Not surprising these animals eventually displays the fury of their nature and will launch attacks that severly maul, maim or even kill their owners. For owners lucky enough to survive, they often remain in denial, excuse behavior and mourn when their beloved pet is taken away. Interestingly, owners who are bitten by poisonous snakes and lizards have time to seek medical attention but choose to wait it out eventually succumbing to poisons and bacteria.

The show also features psychologists who give deeper insights into this human phenomenon. Victims who survive attacks are interviewed and recount details of attacks that nearly ended their lives. For those less fortunate, re-enactments and family interviews chronicle the misfortune that could have been prevented. The show usually features two to three individual stories. Common themes bind these exotic pet owners. They seem to have unhealthy psychological dependencies upon their pets that minimize the danger and risks. They excuse aggressive behavior and may be withdrawn from family and friends. Fatal Attractions is an excellent documentary that shows the potential danger when humans and wildlife interact.Fatal Attractions is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2010.

Where to Watch Fatal Attractions

Fatal Attractions is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fatal Attractions on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Animal Planet, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (179)