Get to Know Your Backyard Monsters with ‘Dangerous Encounters’

Dr. Brady Barr’s dangerous encounters have taken him around the globe to get up close and hands-on with every imaginable creature. Tonight’s premiere of Dangerous Encounters takes you up close and personal on Brady’s journey find America’s very own backyard beasts.

Picture of Dr. Brady Barr preparing to ride his first rodeo bull.

Raging Bulls

Join Dangerous Encounters host Brady Barr as he dives headfirst into the world of rodeo on a mission that might be his most dangerous yet. At first glance, bovines don’t seem very intimidating. But surprisingly, these prey animals can pack a punch, injuring and sometimes killing a surprising number of people every year. Brady Barr wants to discover what the American bovines (cattle and bison) are capable of and to understand why they can be so dangerous. To do so he’ll put himself in harms way through up close encounters with bison and a date with a professional rodeo bull.


Picture of Brady Barr examining a stuffed animal dog after its encounter with a porcupine.

Pets vs. Predators

Every day, millions of pet owners across the nation wake up, make a cup of coffee, and open the back door to let their pets out. Dr. Brady Barr wants to know:  what happens when that door closes? From prickly porcupines to venomous reptiles, there’s a gauntlet of wild animals that can injure, and even kill your pet. Brady’s even seen some of these shocking encounters online. Home video and still photographs depict dogs covered with porcupine quills, cats carried away by coyotes, and pets with their heads swollen up like giant melons…  survivors of rattlesnake bites. Brady heads to Phoenix, Arizona where a milieu of lethal creatures wanders out of the desert and into residential neighborhoods. Brady responds to nuisance animal calls and conducts experiments with some of the most notorious pet threat offenders, in an effort to learn what can be done to protect pets from the dangers in their own backyard.


Don’t miss the premiere of Dangerous Encounters: Raging Bulls tonight, August 22nd at 8P followed by Dangerous Encounters: Pets vs. Predators at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo WILD.