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Fierce sees BAFTA Award winning TV naturalist Steve Backshall seeking out the world's most fierce animals in this brand-new commission for ITV, his first for the broadcaster.The 6x60' series takes Steve on six epic adventures to Guyana, Mexico, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia and South Africa, where along the way he encounters the world's most venomous snake, the Inland Taipan, gets perilously close to the largest carnivorous reptile in South America, the giant Black Caiman, attempts to track down the endangered Giant River Otter and stakes out the feisty and fearless Honey Badger.As well as going eye-to-eye with American Crocodiles, swimming amongst Bull Sharks and narrowly escaping the jaws of the extraordinary Komodo Dragon, Steve also meets the people living cheek by jowl with these dangerous predators and those who have miraculously survived being attacked by them.The beauty of the locations Steve visits belies the ‘kill or be killed' reality of the environment for its wild inhabitants, which have developed fascinating and fierce physical adaptations and behaviours to survive in them, as he discovers.
In episode one, Steve travels to the wild islands of Indonesia. He has a close call being chased by the world's largest lizard, the legendary komodo dragon, rescues a three metre venomous king cobra, goes diving in the treacherous seas that surround the islands getting hands on with the world's most poisonous fish and he has his first ever encounter with an unusual predator, the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish.
This week, Steve journeys through the remote rainforests of Guyana, where he has a close call with a big black caiman, gets hands-on with the unpredictable giant bird-eating tarantula, swims alongside deadly electric eels and gets a rare sighting of the endangered giant river otter, a fearless pack hunter that can devour an entire caiman.
In episode three, Steve travels to Mexico, where he starts his journey outside the city of Valladolid, on the vast Yucatan Peninsula, a part of Mexico that was only accessible by sea until the 1950s. It's here he's hoping to find one of the most dangerous snakes in Mexico: the rattlesnake.
In episode four, Steve is in Australia, infamous as the ‘home of the deadly', with more lethal snakes than any other country, dangerous spiders, great white sharks and salt-water crocodiles.
This week he explores the wildlife in the stunning landscapes of Namibia. In the bush he tracks two hungry cheetahs as they hunt; he stakes out a carcass to get up close to vultures and he has a close call with an agitated lion as he helps a vet at work.
This week in the final episode of the series, Steve is in the vast nature reserves of South Africa.
He goes in search of a pack of rare and endangered African wild dogs, he helps capture and tag a magnificent martial eagle. He gets hands on with a venomous spitting cobra and a puff adder as they strike and he risks life and limb to kayak up close to Africa's most dangerous mammal, the highly unpredictable hippopotamus.
Steve Backshall(Steve Backshall)
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