Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks

Wes Larson, Jeff Larson, Mike Smith | QCODE

True stories of the most extreme wild animal attacks ever documented, told and explained by Wes Larson, a wildlife biologist and animal behavior expert. Wes is joined by his brother Jeff and their mutual friend Mike, and in each episode the three pour over the details of animals attacks and explain how listeners can avoid these kinds of dangerous encounters, and learn a new appreciation for the wild things of the world read less

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True crime meets nature documentary in the Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks podcast. Brothers Wes and Jeff Larson are the hosts, along with their friend Mike. Wes is a wildlife biologist who has a passion for conservation. Jeff and Mike are the show's producers, which they started during the pandemic in 2020. It's entertaining, informative, and funny throughout.

This podcast recounts some of the most dangerous wild animal attacks worldwide. Vivid details help listeners experience the events as they unfold. There are tales of life-threatening jellyfish stings and venomous spiders. There are also unbelievable stories of grizzly bear attacks and tiger shark assaults.

Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks has plenty of amazing stories. As well as classic animal attacks, the team shares stories listeners might not expect. One episode of the podcast reveals a surprising and terrifying attack by a kangaroo. Wes introduces the kangaroo family, their characteristics, and the different species. He talks about how they give birth and why they might be aggressive.

The story starts at a family home on Christmas Eve in North Sydney, Australia. The dad, Matthew, is out walking with his kids when he sees them stop ahead of him. A kangaroo, about 6 feet tall, is standing in the middle of the path. What starts as a few growls from the kangaroo becomes a full-blown attack. Matthew must wrestle the kangaroo to protect his children. Wes reveals all the scary details, including broken ribs and a headlock.

Throughout these terrifying tales is a reminder about the wonder of each animal. Its value to nature's ecosystem. There's an acknowledgment that these animals may be fearful to many. Yet, it's also essential to try to understand and appreciate them. Wes shares interesting facts about each animal to educate his team and listeners.

In Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks, listeners can enjoy real-life stories of fascinating animals. Each episode is like a lesson, with lots of fun facts and information about each animal. New episodes drop on a periodic basis.

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