RIVER MONSTERS: True Stories of the Ones That Didn’t Get Away by Jeremy Wade
The series and the book go where no natural history series has gone before. Because rivers and lakes are commonly turbid and murky, many creatures that live there are invisible to traditional wildlife film-makers. So although readers and viewers are familiar with the inhabitants of tropical reefs, and even the deep oceanic trenches, it is the water right under our noses that we know least about.
But the creatures at the top of the freshwater food chain are every bit as spectacular—and dangerous—as those that prowl the oceans: man-eating catfish in the Himalayas, wandering bullsharks in the rivers of Australia, and man-sized super-piranhas that snack on the dangling genitals of swimmers in the Congo, are only a few of the species that will make an appearance in the book.
Jeremy Wade will be on CONAN (TBS) on Wednesday, April 6th