Just how close can you get to wild animals? Find out this March as "FATAL ATTRACTIONS" goes inside the homes of several people who insist that sharing their lives with deadly big cats, chimpanzees and venomous reptiles is worth the risk. More now than ever, fatal wild attacks are making world headlines; Animal Planet digs deep to discover what drives people to love the one things that could hurt them most...even kill them.
Ronald Huff lived with seven large Nile monitor lizards in his small studio apartment, and Alexandria Hall shared her home with more than 20 snakes and lizards. Yet the creatures that profoundly fascinated them also killed them. What was it about these people that encouraged them to take up such a deadly hobby? What change of events caused their demise?
Stories of wild pet ownership highlight how just one mistake can result in devastating consequences. Julie Burros was scalped by her pet black leopard after misinterpreting his mood. Cyndi Gamble paid the ultimate price when an open cage door left her vulnerable to her pet tiger she knew could kill her if it got the chance. And is a former Tarzan tempting fate with his feline pets?
A Wisconsin school teacher follows his dream of owning a two-ton Asian elephant.
Three men tempt fate when they bring a buck, a buffalo, and a bull into their lives and homes.
A man keeps two large saltwater crocs in a shed; Vivky Lowing has three pet crocodiles.