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Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks

Comedy

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

Location:

United States

Genres:

Comedy

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Polar Bear Attack - Matt Dyer and the Weaponized Flare Gun

2/23/2024
In 2013, Matt Dyer ventured out to northern Canada hoping to spot a polar bear. He ended up getting an up-close view of one, and it turned into a fight for his life. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:38:47

Tooth & Claw Down Under - News Stories Featuring Some of Australia's Most Dangerous Critters

2/12/2024
The Tooth & Claw guys are on a trip to Australia, and so thought it appropriate to cover some of the recent animal attack headlines to hit the news in the Land Down Under. It turns out it's been a busy couple of months for the local sharks. Happy Valentines Day, you can be our valentine if your other plans fall through. We love you enough that it makes sense. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:16

Tiger Shark Attack - The Shark Arm Murder Case

1/29/2024
Wes covers the too-wild-to-be-made up case of one James "Jimmy" Smith, the man who found himself a little too deep in the organized crime scene of New South Wales, Australia, and at least a part of him a lot too deep in the belly of a tiger shark. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:52

Wolverine Attack - Blood in the Snow

1/15/2024
Wes gives a rundown on an extremely rare encounter that one man claims to have had with a wolverine, and details why it may or may not have even happened at all. He then invents a new word for wolverine, and it goes over pretty well with Jeff and Mike. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:23:07

The 1994 Vancouver Island Cougar Attack - The 2023 End of Year Wrap-Up

1/1/2024
Wes summons just enough focus and strength to deliver one final episode before the year ends, telling the story of a bloody encounter that 7-year-old Kyle Musselman had with a cougar on his way to school. The guys end the episode by talking about all their favorite things from 2023, and Wes finally commits to something we've all been asking for going into the new year. Watch our Top 10s of 2023 on YouTube! And subscribe to us while you're there, we plan on releasing a lot more video content from now on: https://youtu.be/-ovc9qRPciU ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:44:40

The Zanesville Massacre

12/18/2023
Wes recounts the tragic events that took place on October 18, 2011 in Zanesville, Ohio wherein a troubled man with a rapidly expanding collection of exotic animals takes matters into his own hands in a moment of desperation. Trigger Warning for anyone dealing with suicidal thoughts. Reach out to someone if you are struggling, you are loved. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:43:19

When Man Bites Back - News Stories Including A Crocodile Who Gets an Eyeful, The Pornstar Python Pecker Incident, and Orcas Continuing to Wage War on Watercraft

12/4/2023
The Tooth & Claw gang discuss recent animal attack news headlines, including a man who wandered a little too far into a crocodile's billabong, the first elk fatality in Arizona state history, and much more. They then round the episode out by putting a bunch of characters from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter into hypothetical cage matches. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:13

The Dancing Bear Attack in Chugach State Park

11/20/2023
In 1995, Chugach State Park in Alaska turned into the site of a couple of violent bear encounters. Wes details two seperate attacks that happened that year, one with a (kind of) happy ending, and another that ended in tragedy. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:08

Defying Death with the Help of a Sea Creature

11/6/2023
Jeff tells the story of one young man's close brush with death and the unlikely hero that saved him. Content warning, this episode contains talk of sensitive topics, including suicide. If you are struggling with these kinds of thoughts, please reach out to someone for help, or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. We love you all! ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:06

Moto Lions

10/30/2023
Jeff leads another instant classic subscriber episode, this time about a strange period of time when motorcycles and lions were mixed to the great delight and sometimes horror of the audience. The guys then talk about their favorite motorcycle moments, what has made them cry most recently, and answer some listener questions. If you enjoy this episode, consider subscribing to us on Patreon or the Apple Grizclub, whichever is more convenient! They both have the same exclusive content, with over 60 hours of subscriber-only episodes just like this. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:05

Vampires and Bloodsucking Leeches with Sammy Smart

10/23/2023
In an audacious move, Wes decides to tell the grossest set of stories that Tooth & Claw has covered yet as the guys are joined by first-time guest Sammy Smart of the podcast Too Scary; Didn't Watch. If you think you might not have the stomach for the worst of it, feel free to skip as much as you want, it's totally understandable. Timestamp for the content warning: skip from 33:18 to 44:41 ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:10

Toothie Tales - Gibbons Guarding a Bridge, a Scorpion Sting on the Face, and More Animal Encounter Stories from Listeners

10/16/2023
In the first episode of a new series entitled Toothie Tales, Wes, Jeff, and Mike read a batch of wild animal encounter stories submitted by listeners and discuss them with each other as usual. In a baffling move, Jeff and Mike commit to an uncomfortable visual bit while recording what is primarily an audio form of content. Kenya trip link: https://trovatrip.com/trip/africa/kenya/kenya-with-wes-larson-aug-2024 To submit your own animal story with us, send it to: toothandclawmailbag@gmail.com ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:28

Brazilian Wandering Spider Bite - Die Hard

10/9/2023
Wes prepared something of a horror anthology wherein he shares a couple of true tales of spider bite victims, some of whom suffer a cruel and unusual side effect caused by a peculiarly invigorating venom. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:24:05

A Hawk Drops a Snake on a Woman - News Stories Including a Polar Bear Attack, a Brave Cow Herder, and a Shark Attack at Rockaway Beach

9/25/2023
The guys discuss a handful of recent animal attack stories, including a nearly unbelievable sequence of events that left a Texas woman being rushed to the emergency room after a snake was dropped onto her arm by a hawk. Later on, Wes breaks down whether a wolf or a cougar would win in a cage fight. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:47

The Attacks That Inspired Jaws - The 1916 Shark Attacks Part 3: The Hunt for the Maneater

9/11/2023
The third and final installment of the series has Wes covering what is still described as the "largest scale animal hunt in history" to try and finally put an end to the nightmare. Some bad New Jersey accents are attempted, and Jeff and Mike come up with some inventive methods as to how they would have stopped the shark. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:47:21

The Attacks That Inspired Jaws - The 1916 Shark Attacks Part 2: Blood in Matawan Creek

8/28/2023
Wes continues the story of the shark attacks that inspired the movie Jaws, and how the mounting terror reached its peak over a two day stretch in the summer of 1916 on the Matawan River. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:18

The Attacks That Inspired Jaws - The 1916 Shark Attacks Part 1: Terror on the Jersey Shore

8/14/2023
Wes decides it time to tell the guys the horrifying story of the shark attacks that occurred off the shores of New Jersey that would go on to inspire the movie Jaws. Jeff and Mike beg Wes to continue right into part 2, a request which Wes does not hesitate for even a millisecond to deny. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:40:05

Shark Attack in the Red Sea - News Stories Including a Recent Fatal Bear Attack in Yellowstone, an Otter Eating Surfboards, and a Boy Calling 911 About His Own Alligator Attack

7/31/2023
Wes, Jeff, and Mike cover some more recent animal attack stories, most notably the tragic fatal shark attack that occurred in Egypt, as well as a host of other stories involving unusually aggressive black bears, a renegade sea otter, and more. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:39:49

Snake Island - The Crowded Home of the Deadly Golden Lancehead Viper

7/17/2023
Wes puts on his explorer hat for this episode to see whether Ilha da Queimada Grande, aka Snake Island, would be a good place for the guys to take a group of listeners on a trip. They then discuss what the best and worst movies islands are, and what the worst animal to be stuck on an island with would be. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:51

Grizzly Bear Attack - The Soda Butte Camp Site Grizzly Bear Attack

7/3/2023
Wes shares another tragic story of a grizzly bear attack, once again taking place in Yellowstone National Park. Afterwards, the guys talk about their favorite camping scenes from pop culture, and a discussion about recent animal encounters somehow turns into more Transformers talk. ~~ 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 supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:37:52