Friday, September 4, 2015

"Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED" Hunts Man-eating Crocodiles in Mozambique

DENVER– Unofficial estimates put the number of crocodile attacks in Mozambique at more than 1,000 per year. Most go unreported. Jim Shockey, an avid outdoorsman with a passion for the extreme, and professional hunter, Ivan Carter, get called to assist a small African village in the country as they battle man-eating crocodiles. This episode will tantalize until the end when Shockey connects with one monster croc and gets retribution for the village on Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED, exclusively on Outdoor Channel on Monday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

True descendants of dinosaurs, the crocodiles that live in the Zambezi River make up the largest concentration of crocodiles in the world. That same river provides a living for many villages along its banks – but it also proves to be a threat in the form of man-eating crocs.

"They are very sinister, watching and moving slowly. You can see time means nothing to them," stated Shockey.  "For 250 million years, they haven't changed a whole lot. Their hunting style is just perfect."

While Shockey and Carter are hunting separately for the largest chance of finding their target, Shockey gets a call that a man-eating crocodile just took a 14-year-old girl from the banks as she was washing clothes. The crew races back, but finds no evidence of girl or croc. "I really don't want to fail these people," continued Shockey. "This is more than just a hunt."

Knowing their monster crocodile is still out there, the hunters find more fresh bait and continue to wait. Shockey is finally given a glimpse of the monster crocodile with teeth larger than Shockey's fingers ripping the bait apart with ease. All Shockey needs is for the croc to crawl on the sandbar to provide the perfect shot opportunity and he will be able to put this village at ease for a short time at least.

Produced by Shockey's cinematographer son Branlin, who captures both the beauty and rigorous surroundings on video, the TV series offers audiences a glimpse into the excitement of treks across faraway locations. The physical agility and mental dexterity of Shockey is put to the test as he tackles some element of risk on his journeys. Nevertheless, his affinity for the untamed outdoors shines through, as does his passion for cultural exploration and discovery.

Jim Shockey has lived many lives as a wildlife photographer/videographer, a wilderness guide and an outfitter for the last two decades. The conservationist's exploits have taken him to 40 countries on six continents; including the wilds of the Yukon Territory, Sierra Madres of Mexico, Kalahari Desert in Namibia and the Australian Outback. He also can be seen with his daughter and co-host Eva Shockey on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on all new episodes of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures.
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