Swamp People, Season 1Closed Captioning
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At the outer edge of America, lies the nation's largest swamp — a hidden world where nature rules and man fights back. The way of life has changed little since Cajuns first came here in the mid-1700's, and the lost tribe who dwell here today share the fierce independence of those early pioneers, living off the land as they did. In this new series HISTORY chronicles the swampers busiest time of year — alligator season — and the risks undertaken by the unique group that makes the swamp their home. At its core, this is a story of the American spirit — these people experience first-hand how Mother Nature is a formidable foe, and only those with survival instincts honed over several generations can prevail. Episodes will follow characters like Troy Landry and Junior Edwards as they master the complex world of the swamp, using survival instincts honed over many generations.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoBig Head Bites It||Welcome to one of America's last frontiers: the wild swamplands of Southern Louisiana, a place whose history stretches back to the 17th century. It's the start of the most exciting and dangerous time of year for the swampers, the month-long alligator season. During this 30-day window, swampers make most of their annual income culling gators. Troy Landry, a Cajun whose family goes back three generations is on a mission to hunt down his own personal white whale, the notorious Big Head, a monster gator he's been after for years. This season, Big Head is threatening the bayou's swimming holes, and must be stopped at all costs. In this episode, we also meet master hunter Junior Edwards and his older son, Willie, as they make their special weapons, specially designed hooks. Another father and son team Trapper Joe L'enfant and his stepson Tommy, also hit the marshlands, where careless Tommy puts his life at risk.||43:12||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoHoudini's Last Escape||Troy enters one of the most mysterious hunting grounds in the swamp: the ominous cypress groves, in search of a monster gator that's escaped his traps for years. Meanwhile, Junior enters a different kind of foreign territory as he reluctantly hosts the ultimate greenhorn, an Italian leather buyer.||43:22||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoTroy's Gamble||Troy desperately needs to find a new honey hole, a corner of the bayou teeming with gators. He thinks he's found one, but the rights to hunt it will cost him a lot of cash. He takes the risk--but will it pay off? Meanwhile, Joe and Tommy contend with their own greenhorn, a landlubber named Bud. Across the swamp, the Kliebard family shows they don't need the aid of computers or a factory--Mike engineers and builds a perfect aluminum boat from scratch, showing off his Cajun ingenuity and expertise.||42:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoCannibal Gator||Alligators are among the most territorial of animals, and won't hesitate to eat smaller gators that wander into their feeding grounds. Joe and Tommy come up against the notorious cannibal gator they call "Godzilla," when they discover smaller gators on their bait lines scarred with bite marks. Meanwhile, Mike and Troy face different battles. Mike's trying to pass down his vast swamp knowledge to his son T-Mike, while Troy's lines are empty, putting his season in jeopardy.||43:37||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoForces of Nature||A cold spell is coming, one that could drive gators into early hibernation, ending the season early. It's a race against time as every gator hunter in the gulf tries to beat the storm.||43:21||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoFamily Feuds||It's halfway through the grueling alligator season and the stress is taking a toll on families throughout the swamp. Joe and Tommy are fighting... and even Troy is frustrated. Meanwhile, nuisance gator hunter Howard McCrea is tracking a deadly gator.||43:31||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoSwamp Wars||As the swampers race toward the end of gator season, Tommy and Joe have a poacher after their catch and vow swamp justice. Meanwhile, Junior and Willie try different ways to earn cash: catching frogs and snakes.||43:24||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoGator Voodoo||With just a week left in the season, the gators have mysteriously stopped biting. Is it the full moon? Swampers fight back with their own tried and true tactics, from new territories to a traditional Cajun bait called "shake and bake."||43:13||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoFinal Countdown||With just a few days left in the season, the pressure's intensifying. Can the swampers "tag out" in time?||43:28||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Last Battle||It's the final two days of alligator season. There are still a lot of gators to catch, not the least of which is the big daddy of all cannibal gators, the one known as the "Loch Ness Monster." Troy faces his ultimate nemesis, as other swampers race to end the season.||43:31||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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thank you for bringing us this show - it is an opportunity to get a glimpse at a very unique way of life - and I love the Cajun accent.
I am from South Louisiana and this truly depicts the Cajun life style... Hard working and determined to make a living however they can... This is truly a breath of fresh air in reality television... Real Southern Americans making ends meet by the seat of their pants without government assistance... Love it...
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Aug 22, 2010
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