Born To Be Wild

If you're like most people in America, your daily experience with animals is restricted to dogs, cats, maybe a hamster, a few squirrels. But even the animals believed to be tame and controllable, are still apt to become unpredictable, problematic - even dangerous.

In "Born To Be Wild," 48 Hours takes a look at some of these amazing creatures.

    Dealing With A Dog Attack Find out from an expert what to do if you're attacked by a dog.

  • Dogs Kill: Who’s To Blame? After a Kansas boy is killed by three rottweilers, the dogs' owners are charged with murder. But who was really at fault? Richard Schlesinger reports.
  • Halting The Snakes Of Guam: On this tiny Pacific Island, brown snakes have devoured the other wildlife. Peter Van Sant reports on this ecological threat.
  • Pups Learn To Make It At Sea: Orphaned otters need help learning how to survive in the wild. A group of otter experts is teaching these creatures what it takes to make it.
  • The Truth About Elephants: Everybody loves elephants. But working with elephants is extremely dangerous. One man is trying to decrease the risk by learning more about the animals in the wild.
  • Peter Beard Pushes His Luck: Peter Beard, a world-famous photographer, has been shooting wildlife in Africa for more than 40 years. 48 Hours features this charismatic, funny, opinionated man.
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Produced by David Kohn and Aaron Wertheim