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** They also have a taste for human flesh as in one story told in the final episode, it almost ate a child that bathed in shallow water. Thankfully his father pulled him out at the last second. According to Jeremy, no body can take a dip in the river it's in without close supervsion.

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** They also have a taste for human flesh as in one story told in the final episode, it almost ate a child that bathed in shallow water. Thankfully his father pulled him out at the last second. According to Jeremy, no body can take a dip in the river it's in without close supervsion.supervision.


* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard... Given its aggressive nature, and the fact that they're known to turn red, it's no wonder Humbodts are known as ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast El Diablo Rojo]]'' (the red devil).

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* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard... overboard...
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Given its aggressive nature, and the fact that they're known to turn red, it's no wonder Humbodts Humboldts are known as ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast El Diablo Rojo]]'' (the red devil).


* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard...it's no wonder they're sometimes known as ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast El Diablo Rojo]]'' (the red devil).

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* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard... Given its aggressive nature, and the fact that they're known to turn red, it's no wonder they're sometimes Humbodts are known as ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast El Diablo Rojo]]'' (the red devil).


* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard...

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* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard...it's no wonder they're sometimes known as ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast El Diablo Rojo]]'' (the red devil).


* In one of the final episodes, Jeremy goes looking for sharks due to the strangeness of a coastal tragedy theorized to be caused by them, in an area where [[MisplacedWildlife man-eating sharks don't normally frequent.]] He uses radio noises to try and lure them into his area... from a lightweight, 10-foot kayak.

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* In one of the final episodes, Jeremy goes looking for sharks due to the strangeness of a coastal tragedy theorized to be caused by them, in an area where [[MisplacedWildlife man-eating sharks don't normally frequent.live or travel through.]] He uses radio noises to try and lure them into his area... from a lightweight, 10-foot kayak.


* In one of the final episodes, Jeremy goes looking for sharks due to the strangeness of a tragedy theorized to be caused by them, in an area where [[MisplacedWildlife man-eating sharks don't normally frequent.]] He uses radio noises to try and lure them into his area... from a lightweight, 10-foot kayak.

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* In one of the final episodes, Jeremy goes looking for sharks due to the strangeness of a coastal tragedy theorized to be caused by them, in an area where [[MisplacedWildlife man-eating sharks don't normally frequent.]] He uses radio noises to try and lure them into his area... from a lightweight, 10-foot kayak.


** Finally, the winner of the title? The Rhizodont, an ambush predator the size of an orca with teeth like daggers and a hunting style akin to a crocodile's.

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** Finally, the winner of the title? The Rhizodont, an ambush predator the size of an orca with teeth like daggers and a hunting style akin to a crocodile's.crocodile's.
* In one of the final episodes, Jeremy goes looking for sharks due to the strangeness of a tragedy theorized to be caused by them, in an area where [[MisplacedWildlife man-eating sharks don't normally frequent.]] He uses radio noises to try and lure them into his area... from a lightweight, 10-foot kayak.


** Also, the one Jeremy caught is nearly six foot long and weigh 170 pounds, and it's still not big enough for a man-eater, meaning that the ones that hunt swimmers are still out there.

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** Also, the one Jeremy caught is nearly six foot long and weigh weighs 170 pounds, and it's still not big enough for a man-eater, meaning that the ones that hunt swimmers are still out there.

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** In the extended cut, Jeremy decides to throw in a final line despite the fact that it's raining hard and one of the crew members urges him to stop. Mere seconds later, a fish bites on the line - much bigger than the last one, Jeremy presumes - but after a brief battle, it gets away. Jeremy is sure that one could have been the one responsible for the attacks.


* There is a horrific description of a caiman attack that left a man ''completely disemboweled'' (he barely survived and carried the scars to this day).
* In the same episode, the focus of the investigation was on what killed and ate the passengers that fell victim to the Amazon's largest ever boat disaster. Despite the fact the ''Sobral Santos'' went down right in front of the docks, almost nobody made it to shore. After discovering that the fish processing plant dumped waste there, the fact large catfish and huge numbers of flesh-eating candiru have been recorded in the area, and the fact the less likely suspects (caiman, bull shark) could have learned to associate the waste with food, Jeremy came to a horrific conclusion; the boat upturned right where the fish waste was being dumped, leaving the wounded passengers ''in the middle of a perpetual feeding frenzy involving all of the Amazon's predators that will kill and eat people, especially scores of giant catfish.'' It's the equivalent of being tossed in with several hundred lions at feeding time.

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* There is a horrific description of a caiman attack that left a man ''completely disemboweled'' (he barely survived and carried the scars to this day).
* In the same episode, "Amazon Apocalypse", the focus of the investigation was on what killed and ate the passengers that fell victim to the Amazon's largest ever boat disaster. Despite the fact the ''Sobral Santos'' went down right in front of the docks, almost nobody made it to shore. After discovering that the fish processing plant dumped waste there, the fact large catfish and huge numbers of flesh-eating candiru have been recorded in the area, and the fact the less likely suspects (caiman, bull shark) could have learned to associate the waste with food, Jeremy came to a horrific conclusion; the boat upturned right where the fish waste was being dumped, leaving the wounded passengers ''in the middle of a perpetual feeding frenzy involving all of the Amazon's predators that will kill and eat people, especially scores of giant catfish.'' It's the equivalent of being tossed in with several hundred lions at feeding time.


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** There is a horrific description of a caiman attack that left a man ''completely disemboweled'' (he barely survived and carried the scars to this day).


** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyone. Jeremy eventually decides that the latter the real culprit.

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** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyone. Jeremy eventually decides that the latter is the real culprit.


** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyone.

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** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyone. Jeremy eventually decides that the latter the real culprit.


** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyon
* Many of the stories told about the fish, which give them their fearsome reputations, are these. The giant catfish in the Amazon that was caught with a fisherman's corpse jammed in its throat. The goliath tigerfish attacking and killing a little girl. The wells catfish swallowing ducks whole, and medieval accounts of them having been found with ''children'' in their stomachs...Trust us, it goes on. Fortunately, many of these are exaggerations or just plain stories (and Jeremy is quick to figure it out). But not all.

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** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyon
anyone.
* Many of the stories told about the fish, which give them their fearsome reputations, are these. The giant catfish in the Amazon that was caught with a fisherman's corpse jammed in its throat. The goliath tigerfish attacking and killing a little girl. The wells wels catfish swallowing ducks whole, and medieval accounts of them having been found with ''children'' in their stomachs...Trust us, it goes on. Fortunately, many of these are exaggerations or just plain stories (and Jeremy is quick to figure it out). But not all.

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* There's also the goonch's cousin the sareng, AKA the tapah. It basically became Jeremy's Moby Dick (replacing the goliath tigerfish) in season 4 after he failed to catch one. The reason? [[BlessedWithSuck The Hindu gods will curse anyone's fishing trip if they dare go after it.]]
** They also have a taste for human flesh as in one story told in the final episode, it almost ate a child that bathed in shallow water. Thankfully his father pulled him out at the last second. According to Jeremy, no body can take a dip in the river it's in without close supervsion.
** Another story is even worse: a man almost got castrated by this catfish. Though he survived, he had one testicle removed via surgery.
** In the same episode, Jeremy hears a rumour that two people died in the an artificial lake. He at first pins the blame on a runaway arapima, which is already scary enough. What trumps this though is the fact that the lake also tends to spew out toxic gases strong enough to kill anyon


* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard...

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* Another cephalopodian predator is the Humboldt Squid; a pack-hunter that is not only perfectly willing to attack humans, but is so voracious that the style of catching them amounts to "use a horrifically barbed jig to snare one, then try to haul in the three or four of its buddies that will be ''eating it alive in a cannibalistic feeding frenzy'' once they sense it's wounded". Maybe the scariest part is when the Peruvian fisherman who regularly catch them note that anyone who falls over when Humboldt Squid are around pretty much is done for; if they aren't torn apart in a flurry of snapping beaks and barbed tentacles, then the squids will work together to drag them into the deep for consumption. Especially when you recall that Jeremy just pointed out that the low, sloped sides of the ships specialized in catching these squid make it ''very'' easy to fall overboard...overboard...
* Season 7 finishes with the episode "Prehistoric Terrors", a 90 minute long special focusing on the most impressive monstrous fish of prehistory. With the exception of the "Goliath Ghostfish", Leedsicthys Problematica, which was a plankton-eating fish the size of a humpback whale, all of them fall under this.
** The 10ft long Xenacanthaus, or "Eel Shark", a swamp-dwelling shark with an elongated, flexible body adapted for ambush predation in the tangled environment it lived in.
** The Xiphactinus, a 20-plus foot-long open-oceanic monster that can be described as a giant tigerfish with the speed of a sailfish.
** The "Megapiranha", a ''three foot long'' piranha species that even looks like the monsters from the 2000s remake of the classic horror movie. Although ultimately rated low because of their small size and their lack of any evidence to suggest they were pack-hunters, Jeremy notes that after all his study of piranhas, he can just imagine how terrifying a pack of 3ft long giants would be.
** The Heliocoprion, the Spiral-Saw Jawed Shark. This giant, swift-moving shark was specially adapted for eating soft-bodied victims, and grew more than half again the size of the biggest Great Whites seen today.
** The Dunkleosteus, which almost wins the place of "greatest river monster of all time". An enormous armor-plated cannibalistic killing machine with perhaps the strongest bite force ''ever discovered''. Capable of delivering 8000 pounds per square inch of pressure in 5/100ths of a second, the Dunkleosteus was a 20ft long -- or maybe even bigger! -- monster whose boltcutter-like jaws could shear through armor plating, flesh and bone in a single deadly bite. One of these things could have bitten a man in half with all the effort of a man with good teeth biting through a fresh cinnamon donut. They literally redefined predation, that's how much of an innovation their jaws were.
** Finally, the winner of the title? The Rhizodont, an ambush predator the size of an orca with teeth like daggers and a hunting style akin to a crocodile's.

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