Wildlife film. In southern Africa, a pride of lions has rewritten the rules - they have learnt to take down elephants. A follow-up to Africa's Giant Killers.
Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S., home to numerous endangered animals and plants, as well as alligators. But the park has become a dumping ground for a variety of non-native species, including what may be tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Some were intentionally released by pet owners, others were set free when hurricanes hit Florida’s animal warehouses. Pythons have moved into their new home with a vengeance, thriving in the protected wilderness and disrupting its delicate ecosystem. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.
Few tourists that flock to the Sunshine State realise that they could be a stone’s throw from snakes that can be seven metres long and as thick as a telegraph pole. These giant serpents can swallow alligators and cougars whole, have up to a hundred babies a year and are even capable of killing people. We see an awe-inspiring python strike slowed down two hundred times, Nigel gets down on the ground with the biggest python ever found in the USA, and we unveil the first footage of a wild python nest in Florida. Will these python invaders conquer the Everglades and advance across Florida? Only time will tell.
After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem dying with giant sucker wounds on his body. One couple Liz Walker and Cal Moulton, forced into the water by her enraged husband Dave Walker, gets taken by the leeches. When police refuse to believe Dave's story, he hangs himself. Soon after this, 2 more trappers disappear, the local Game Warden Steve Benton gets involved. He and Nan's father Dr Greyson realize that the people were taken by the leeches and the leeches live in caves under the swamp. Using dynamite, the 4 missing bodies are discovered and the leeches are destroyed.