Catching an Urban Crocodile


Mireya travels to Rio de Janeiro, a city of more than 11 million people that sits on the edge of one of the world’s largest forests. In her search, Mireya catches a boa constrictor by hand and is astonished to find giant African snails that can grow to 8 inches in length living just off the city streets. She later witnesses a face-off between the world’s largest rodent, the giant capybara, and a caiman crocodile. Mireya’s odyssey continues with a break to climb to Rio’s famous Cristo statue.

Wild Nights: Rio airs on Nat Geo Wild Tuesday September 14 at 9P et/pt.

Video Preview: Mireya joins Rio biologists on urban waters as they pull a city-dwelling croc out of the water with their bare hands!