Tag archives for Swamp-Men

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…

Alligators’ Sensory Organs Detect Water Pressure, Prey

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.