(DVD / NR / 2014 / PBS)
Overview: In 'Operation Maneater,' veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three of nature s deadliest giants: the Nile Crocodile, the Polar Bear, and the Great White Shark.
DVD Verdict: The Nile Crocodile, the Polar Bear, and the Great White Shark are some of the deadliest creatures on our planet. You shouldn't need a documentary to make you aware of this, but 'Operation Maneater' is beyond that: it is addictive information that not only cements that fact, but shows you the inner workings of just why.
When these animals attack humans, both sides lose out. As more people are killed or maimed by these stealth hunters, more animals are being killed in retaliation. Mark Evans continues his personal, face-to-face mission to find ways to break the circle of violence and protect both animals and humans.
Here in 'Operation Maneater' we follow Evans as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions. On Namibia's Chobe River, he joins experts using electric shock devices to train wild crocs to take humans off the menu. In Perth, Australia, Mark tests the latest shark detection and deterrent systems. And in Northern Canada he uses a military grade Long Range Acoustic Device to scare Polar Bears away from an Inuit town. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.