Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks

True stories of the most extreme wild animal attacks ever documented, told and explained by Wes Larson, a wildlife biologist and animal behavior expert. Wes is joined by his brother Jeff and their mutual friend Mike, and in each episode the three pour over the details of animals attacks and explain how listeners can avoid these kinds of dangerous encounters, and learn a new appreciation for the wild things of the world

01:43:04 2022-06-20
Wes covers an oft-requested story concerning Todd Orr and the bear who attacked him two times in a single bloody and unfortunate morning. We then do a deep dive into bear safety tactics and talk about just how good of a tool bear spray is. ~~ To advertise...
01:33:26 2022-06-06
We start things off by getting into some of the more notable animal attack news stories from the past couple of months, and then have a really fascinating interview with Clara Jessup, who was bit by a venomous rattlesnake and had a really difficult time g...
01:17:51 2022-05-23
Two young adults match on a dating app and have a fateful date involving some angry bison that defies the odds. We also cover the bison's historical significance and then get into the usual categories. ~~ This episode of Tooth & Claw is brought to you by....
01:27:02 2022-05-09
Wes and Jeff's mom is back for another Mothers Day special to talk about a few stories about the times wherein some animals save a human's life. Then we get into some mom-centric categories to wrap things up.  ~~ This episode of Tooth & Claw is brought t...
01:17:10 2022-04-25
What should have been a once in a lifetime excursion paddling around the Svalbard archipeligo turns into a bloody nightmare for two young friends when the bear crashes their campsite and puts its teeth and its claws to work.  ~~ This episode of Tooth & C...
00:59:41 2022-04-18
We're releasing two of our bonus episodes this week while we're busy at work on some upcoming exciting stuff. Mike takes the lead and puts a fresh spin on some old classics while really squeezing every last drop out of a small macaw incident that happened...
00:35:32 2022-04-18
We're releasing two of our bonus episodes this week while we're busy at work on some upcoming exciting stuff. Jeff takes the lead on this one about beavers, and it turns out to be a lot more informative and interesting than we dared to hope.  ~~ To adver...
01:14:43 2022-04-04
Another roundup of animal attack headlines that have popped up over the past month or so that we thought you'd all be interested in hearing about. Jeff also helps us to understand the hard reality of how the events unfolding in the Ukraine are affecting t...
01:19:12 2022-03-20
We're talking about camels. In light of the recent attack that resulted in the tragic death of two people at a Tennessee petting zoo, Wes put together a little smorgasbord of camel attack stories to explain why a camel might become so aggressive and the d...
01:23:14 2022-03-06
Another shark attack on our hands (fins?) and Wes, as always, did a great job researching and preparing to talk through the story of one surfer's unlucky encounter with a great white shark.  ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is...
01:24:47 2022-02-20
In a first, Jeff takes the lead and does a great job of taking us all through the tragic tale of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla who was shot and killed in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016. R.I.P., Harambe. You may be gone, but you won't b...
01:04:04 2022-02-06
We finally get around to talking about the incident down in a Florida zoo involving Eko the tiger, and share our thoughts on what the fallout of the unfortunate incident was and should be.  ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is ...
01:45:15 2022-01-23
Third and final episode of Night of the Grizzly. Wes walks us through the immediate aftermath of the worst night in the history of Glacier National Park, and how it completely altered how we look at and deal with grizzly bears, as well as how much needed ...
01:36:56 2022-01-16
Part 2 of Night of the Grizzly, the tragic story of two grizzly attacks occurring on the same night in Glacier National Park. Once again, Wes prepared like mad to get this episode to be as informative and entertaining as possible, so we think you all are ...
01:42:43 2022-01-09
Part 1 of Night of the Grizzly, the tragic story of two grizzly attacks occurring on the same night in Glacier National Park. Wes prepared like a madman to get this episode to be as accurate and entertaining as possible, so we think you all are going to r...
01:24:28 2021-12-17
A cobra attack takes place in the South Indian state of Kerala just a couple of months ago. There's a lot of intrigue and an unusual amount of evil going on in this episode compared to most of our others, so hang on to your seats.  ~~ To advertise on the...
01:23:13 2021-12-04
We cover some of the more noteworthy animal attacks that have occurred recently (Jeff breaks this rule. Kind of. But what do we expect at this point...) ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the s...
01:09:09 2021-11-19
A saltwater crocodile attack that took place South of Darwin, Australia. It involves 3 young friends out for a day of fun on the banks of a flooding river and, due to an enormous crocodile, it unfortunately ends in tragedy.  ~~ To advertise on the show,...
01:24:18 2021-11-05
Bees. This story takes place down in the hills of Hueco Tanks down in Texas, and involves two men getting swarmed by bees at a moment of total vulnerability. Of all the animals we've covered on the show so far, bees might just have the weirdest and cooles...
01:07:38 2021-10-24
The Vampire Bat, one of the signature animals of the Halloween season. ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the show and get access to an extensive library of exclusive episodes like this by supp...
01:04:22 2021-10-15
It's time for another roundup of all the wildest animal attack headlines of the past month or so. Plus, Wes quizzes Mike and Jeff as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of Tooth and Claw.  ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw...
01:08:47 2021-10-02
Hear the tragic attack that took place up in Canada involving Taylor Mitchell, the unfortunate victim of a very rare, possibly even singular encounter with a pack of coyotes. ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you b...
01:08:58 2021-09-17
Wes has another grizzly bear story to share on this one, with a little bit of a mystery twist. Jeff learns that bears probably can't operate cameras, and Mike thinks it's time for "Stop, Drop and Roll" to move over and make room for the next big safety sa...
01:12:31 2021-09-03
Wes prepared a few stories to share with us all about the rare but no-less-violent jaguar attack, so strap on your helmets and join us for the ride.  ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the sho...
00:58:01 2021-08-21
We cover the past month's biggest headlines concerning wild animal attacks. We are joined for an interview by Lindsay Bull, the trainer at Scales and Tails who was bit and then rolled over on by Darth Gator, the alligator she works as a trainer for. ~~...
01:15:34 2021-08-13
The story of a shark attack that takes place down in Cancun, Mexico. This is an inspiring tale of a woman who was strong enough to survive and go onto share her experience with a bull shark with the rest of the world, helping many others find the strength...
01:04:28 2021-07-30
We have a special guest to talk a little bit about Mike's least favorite animal: horses. Will she be able to change his mind at all, or will he continue to be a huge negative nelly? ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to y...
01:04:23 2021-07-16
We cover another grizzly bear attack story, this one taking place in a campsite. Believe it or not, this actually makes what would already be a precarious situation all the more unpredictable. ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw i...
01:05:15 2021-07-02
The man who was swallowed by a whale, the California teen who pushed a bear off of her wall to protect her dogs, and a handful of other interesting stories Wes felt were important to share. ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is b...
01:10:47 2021-06-25
Wes covers what might just be the weirdest animal attack we've talked about so far. (Disclaimer: We had a small hiccup while recording, hopefully none of you are bothered by it. You may not even notice it. But if you do, just know that it gets cleared up ...
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