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Bear Trap

Black bears are opportunistic omnivores, feeding on everything from plants to salmon to garbage remnants and insects. And if they are habituated to human food, black bears can become dangerous. While solitary bears are not likely to assault people if left alone, there’s a possibility they will charge and attack if they feel threatened. Additionally,…

Swamp Predators

© Spectrum Field Productions, LLC Billie Swamp Safari– an animal park run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida – is home to many notorious creatures, like diamondback rattlesnakes and American alligators. Usually, the animals co-exist peacefully. But when the park’s best-laying hen, Cindy, goes missing, Park Director Ed woods is on the lookout for a…

Swamp Fire

© Spectrum Field Productions, LLC / Matthew Williams Billie Swamp Safari is an animal park operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This untamed land is home to over 1500 free-roaming, wild animals, such as American bison and alligators. During the summer months in Florida’s Everglades, violent storms can appear suddenly. And Ed Woods, the…

Bee Infestation

© Spectrum Field Productions, LLC / Matthew Williams More than ten thousand people visit Billie Swamp Safari every month to get closer to the wildlife of the Everglades. But a swarm of bees have moved into a rental cabin, and the park staff need to move these insects out safely and swiftly. Bees live in…

Crocodile Relocation

© Nat Geo Wild For the past twelve years, Billie Swamp Safari – an animal part run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida — has cared for four Nile crocodiles. But now it’s time to relocate them into a more permanent habitat outside the park. But catching these African reptiles is a complicated and dangerous task. Many…

Alligator Alcatraz

© Spectrum Field Productions, LLC Deep in the heart of Seminole Country in Florida’s Everglades, there’s a privately-owned animal park that serves to educate others about the wildest aspects of North America: Billie Swamp Safari. And sometimes a massive alligator will lurk beneath the airboat dock where visitors gather for swamp and wildlife tours. It’s…

Rescuing Baby Gators

About a year ago, the crew at Billie Swamp Safari rescued baby alligator hatchlings, but the time has come where they are big enough to fend for themselves. It’s a tough world out there for a baby alligator, where male alligators have been known to eat them. The gang at the nature preserve do their…

Visible black integumentary sensory organs – ISOs – allow American alligators to detect underwater quarry, pressure changes and possibly even water salinity levels. American alligators can have more than one ISO on a scale. And while ISOs are distributed all over an gator’s body, they are generally found around the reptile’s head region.  “Integumentary sensory…

Q&A with the Swamp Men

It’s just another day at the office; wrestling alligators and tracking panthers! Read on for an exclusive Q&A with the Swamp Men. Get a full night of Swamp Men tonight starting at 7P et only on Nat Geo Wild! What type of involvement have you had with national wildlife authorities? Do they inquire about coming…

Survival Camp

Watch never before seen footage of Ed Woods’ very own swamp survival camp! Swamp Men airs on Nat Geo Wild Mondays at 8P et/pt.

Camping with the Swamp Men

They patrol the Everglades’ Big Cypress Swamp and relate animals from dangerous situations and resuce animals in need. They are the Swamp Men. Swamp Men airs on Nat Geo Wild this Monday at 8P et/pt. Watch an exclusive video clip where Ed Woods explains why you never make your camp into your bathroom.

Gator Guys

By Jaymee Johnson, Producer Swamp MenSwamp Men airs Mondays at 8P et/pt. Pulling up to Billie Swamp Safari I wasn’t really sure what to expect. We had driven through Alligator Alley to get there and I saw plenty of prehistoric looking reptiles along the way, but nothing could have prepared me for the wild alligator…

Alligator Wrangling

The name may sound like some race of mutant monsters from a 1970s comic book, but trust us, the Swamp Men are utterly human guys, just trying to do their jobs. It’s their workplace environment that is off the chain. You hear a lot about the startling biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, but when it…

Swamp Men

Set in the Florida Everglades, Swamp Men explores the wildest animal park in North America, where the staff of Billie Swamp Safari work to fend off gators, bears, snakes or whatever comes their way, in order to keep danger away from the public. Swamp Men airs on Nat Geo Wild Mondays at 8P et/pt. Meet…

Training a Wild Panther

By Shelby Redfield, Swamp Men After sifting through numerous amounts of raw footage, in order to pull beauty shots, or behind the scenes segments, my attention was caught by the captive Florida Panther at Billie Swamp Safari. In order to get the panther ready to be in educational presentations about the plight of the Florida…

Source: User Dmano. One of the more imposing creatures that the Swamp Men  have to corral in the course of a workday at Billie Swamp Safari in Big Cypress Swamp is the Florida black bear. Ursus americanus floridanus a sub species of the black bear, is the biggest native land mammal in the state. Males…

Filming in the Swamp

By Elaine Pugliese Shooting Swamp Men at Billie Swamp Safari in the Florida Everglades is an experience like no other. First off, driving the more than 20 miles into the Big Cypress Indian Reservation run by the Seminole Tribe is an eye-opener.  It feels like you’ve left the United States behind, and I guess technically…