The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile on the planet. The great white shark is the world’s largest predatory shark. Saltwater crocodiles usually live in northern Australian rivers and offshore is where a saltwater croc could meet a great white.
Remember when Jeremy Wade caught a giant Japanese salamander with his BARE hands?
River Monsters Legend
The Orca Lodge, our home for the month, had a visitor from far far away yesterday: the famous Jeremy Wade, host of the wildlife documentary show on Animal Planet, River Monsters. He is here for about a week, searching for halibut. The biologist and extreme angler travels the world to catch “the extraordinary and supersized fish that lurk in our planet’s rivers”, but when we chatted with him yesterday, he emphasized the show’s desire to keep the fish alive and release it, instead of simply being another bloody fishing show. Which I found fascinating.
While his visit is not exactly relevant to our project out here, he is a genuinely nice person who showed a real interest in this project once we mentioned it. Plus his British accent
You would not want to get caught in the path of a Humboldt squid. These creatures have beaks that have a bite force greater than an African lion. They can cut through nearly anything, including bone.
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Though turtles get a slow rap, they can haul it faster than you think when they sense they may be in danger.
From central Alabama comes some very curious thermal camera footage. The Finding Bigfoot team has done their own investigation, but what do you think? Could the elusive bigfoot have been caught on camera, or is this an elaborate hoax?
Even when Jeremy Wade doesn’t catch the river monster he’s looking for, he still reels in a great fish. That red-tailed catfish sure is a beaut!
Thoughts? Anyone guess it was an arapaima? What did you guys think of the entire season?
We loved it! How about you?
We’re right there with you. One of the many reasons we appreciate Jeremy Wade.
What is THAT?! An unidentified river monster in Thailand’s Mekong River was captured on camera and no one seems to know what it could be. What do you think?