History Series / RiverMonsters

20th Apr '18 5:22:57 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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''River Monsters'' is an Creator/AnimalPlanet series hosted by Jeremy Wade, a British biologist/extreme angler/writer/TV presenter/[[OverlyLongGag specialist in natural history]], and produced by Bristol's Icon Films. The series began in April 2009 to the best series premiere in Animal Planet's history, most likely because it features a BadassGrandpa looking for [[TheCatfish monstrous freshwater fish]].

It is an extremely potent dose of NightmareFuel due to that last part.

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''River Monsters'' is an Creator/AnimalPlanet series hosted by Jeremy Wade, a British biologist/extreme angler/writer/TV presenter/[[OverlyLongGag specialist in natural history]], and produced by Bristol's Icon Films. The series began in April 2009 to the best series premiere in Animal Planet's history, most likely because it features a BadassGrandpa looking for [[TheCatfish monstrous freshwater fish]]. \n\n It is an extremely potent dose of NightmareFuel due to that last part.
19th Apr '18 10:06:50 PM BattleMaster
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** Do not fish for a sareng/tapah catfish in India or the Hindu gods will [[BlessedWithSuck curse your fishing trip with suck.]] Likewise, do not bathe in their habitat or they will go after you.

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** Do not fish for a sareng/tapah catfish in India or the Hindu gods will [[BlessedWithSuck curse your fishing trip with suck.]] suck. Likewise, do not bathe in their habitat or they will go after you.



* FluffyTheTerrible: The freshwater puffer fish. It's an absurdly adorable little fish whose cuteness goes through the roof when it shows off its trademark ability to inflate itself into an almost completely spherical ball for defense. It's also got a bite like a snapping turtle and its skin and organs contain one of the strongest poisons in the animal kingdom.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The freshwater puffer fish. It's an absurdly adorable little fish with a harmless-sounding name whose cuteness goes through the roof when it shows off its trademark ability to inflate itself into an almost completely spherical ball for defense. It's also got a bite like a snapping turtle and its skin and organs contain one of the strongest poisons in the animal kingdom.



** Do not fish for sareng/tapah. Your fishing trip will be BlessedWithSuck.



** Often, Jeremy discovers a fish's bad reputation is often a case of it being blamed for attacks committed by other river creatures such as crocodiles or sharks or simple unfortunate accidents. The alligator gar nearly went extinct because of this, as people blamed it for attacks by actual alligators and built a giant "electrical gar destroyer" to wipe it out of existence. If not for Jeremy's timely intervention by debunking the myth, it might actually have gone extinct.

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** Often, Jeremy discovers a fish's bad reputation is often a case of it being blamed for attacks committed by other river creatures such as crocodiles or sharks or simple unfortunate accidents. The alligator gar nearly went extinct because of this, as people blamed it for attacks by actual alligators and built a giant "electrical gar destroyer" to wipe it out of existence. If not for Jeremy's timely intervention by debunking the myth, it might actually have gone extinct.
11th Apr '18 10:22:19 AM rmctagg09
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* FluffyTheTerrible: The freshwater puffer fish. It's an absurdly adorable little fish who's cuteness goes through the roof when it shows off its trademark ability to inflate itself into an almost completely spherical ball for defense. It's also got a bite like a snapping turtle and its skin and organs contain one of the strongest poisons in the animal kingdom.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The freshwater puffer fish. It's an absurdly adorable little fish who's whose cuteness goes through the roof when it shows off its trademark ability to inflate itself into an almost completely spherical ball for defense. It's also got a bite like a snapping turtle and its skin and organs contain one of the strongest poisons in the animal kingdom.
10th Apr '18 12:12:46 PM BattleMaster
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** The freshwater pufferfish's beak is shown to be capable of easily biting through strong nets and human flesh. One victim of a pufferfish bite ended up bleeding to death after an artery was severed.


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* FluffyTheTerrible: The freshwater puffer fish. It's an absurdly adorable little fish who's cuteness goes through the roof when it shows off its trademark ability to inflate itself into an almost completely spherical ball for defense. It's also got a bite like a snapping turtle and its skin and organs contain one of the strongest poisons in the animal kingdom.
30th Dec '17 9:01:19 AM Wyldchyld
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* PetTheDog: The episode about the Goliath Tigerfish. After failing to catch a tigerfish ''three times'', he requested a good-luck fetish (not [[FetishFuel that kind]]), slept with it under his pillow, and caught a tigerfish the next day. Jeremy planned to let it go, but was told by his native companion that the fish was a gift from God, and the neighboring village was going through hard times to boot. After several minutes of wrestling with different facets of his morality, he decided to let the tigerfish go only if it was well enough to recover. It wasn't, which disappointed him, but the ecstatic reception he got when he hauled it back to the village probably more than made up for it.

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* PetTheDog: The episode about the Goliath Tigerfish. After failing to catch a tigerfish ''three times'', he requested a good-luck fetish (not [[FetishFuel that kind]]), fetish, slept with it under his pillow, and caught a tigerfish the next day. Jeremy planned to let it go, but was told by his native companion that the fish was a gift from God, and the neighboring village was going through hard times to boot. After several minutes of wrestling with different facets of his morality, he decided to let the tigerfish go only if it was well enough to recover. It wasn't, which disappointed him, but the ecstatic reception he got when he hauled it back to the village probably more than made up for it.
25th Oct '17 7:35:51 PM BattleMaster
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** The candiru; a parasitic catfish that normally targets the gills of other fish, but has been known to embed itself in the genitals of luckless humans relieving themselves in South American waterways [[note]]while the show treats this as true, other experts disagree, and the story told of the candiru that was allegedly extracted from a man's penis is inconsistent as it shows an intact fish that it claims was the one removed while simultaneously claiming that the fish had to be cut to pieces by a surgeon in order to get it out[[/note]].

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** The candiru; a parasitic catfish that normally targets the gills of other fish, but has been known to embed itself in the genitals of luckless humans relieving themselves in South American waterways [[note]]while the show treats this as true, other experts disagree, and the story told of the candiru that was allegedly extracted from a man's penis is inconsistent as it shows an intact fish that it claims was the one removed while simultaneously claiming that the fish had to be cut to pieces by a surgeon in order to get it out[[/note]].out. Recent research has also shown that the candiru hunts by sight and isn't attracted to the scent of urine[[/note]].
25th Oct '17 7:34:06 PM BattleMaster
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** The candiru; a parasitic catfish that normally targets the gills of other fish, but has been known to embed itself in the genitals of luckless humans relieving themselves in South American waterways.

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** The candiru; a parasitic catfish that normally targets the gills of other fish, but has been known to embed itself in the genitals of luckless humans relieving themselves in South American waterways.waterways [[note]]while the show treats this as true, other experts disagree, and the story told of the candiru that was allegedly extracted from a man's penis is inconsistent as it shows an intact fish that it claims was the one removed while simultaneously claiming that the fish had to be cut to pieces by a surgeon in order to get it out[[/note]].
13th Jul '17 7:14:41 PM BattleMaster
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** In Season 5, he provides a rational explanation that some sightings of the Loch Ness Monster could be due to Greenland Sharks that have come up into the loch from the sea to feed on spawning salmon.

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** In Season 5, he provides a rational explanation that some sightings of the Loch Ness Monster could be due to Greenland Sharks that have come up into the loch from the sea to feed on spawning salmon.salmon, though he fails to demonstrate that Greenland sharks actually do this.
25th Jun '17 4:07:35 PM Sharysa
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Some of the strangest and most disturbing situations are actually the result of introduced species that adapt far better than expected to a new environment -- the pacu, the snakehead, and numerous others are fairly harmless in their native habitat, but removed from their normal food sources and predators, their behavior and threat level alter dramatically, in some cases going from the bottom of the food chain to apex predator. The snakeheads seem to be causing little trouble as of 2015, but the pacu, on the other hand....

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Some of the strangest and most disturbing situations are actually the result of introduced species that adapt far better than expected to a new environment -- the pacu, the snakehead, and numerous others are fairly harmless in their native habitat, but removed from their normal food sources and predators, their behavior and threat level alter dramatically, in some cases going from the bottom of the food chain to apex predator. The snakeheads seem to be causing little trouble as of 2015, but the pacu, on the other hand....hand...
8th Jun '17 10:25:46 AM rmctagg09
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* BlessedWithSuck: This will happen if you fish for sareng/tapah.

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* %%* BlessedWithSuck: This will happen if you fish for sareng/tapah.
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