concept for this new wildlife series was bold. Mark OShea,
a herpetologist with extensive field experience, sets out
to follow a series of quests including finding the
secretive, highly venomous and extremely endangered Atlantic
coastal bushmaster, the threatened American crocodile, and
the alligator snapping turtle, the largest freshwater turtle
in the Americas.
It wasnt only the creatures that were risky. So was
If Mark failed to find the quest creatures, some of which
were by their very nature extremely elusive, the directors
would be left with a glaring hole in that film. And if Mark
actually found the creatures, some very dangerous, and was
seriously injured or killed, there would be a glaring hole
in the rest of the series
With a history of several earlier serious snake bites Mark
is hypersensitive to certain antivenoms. The next bite could
be his last. But he willingly risks his life, not only with
venomous reptiles, but also climbing high trees, diving into
turbulent waters, and scaling precarious cliffs in search
of his quarry.
All the ingredients for a recipe for disaster, or for the
creation of an exciting and invigorating series that could
introduce a whole new style to wildlife film making
To find out which, read on!