Monster Croc Wrangler – National Geographic WILD

Matt Wright and his team Monster Croc Wrangler
(Image credit: WFD PRODUCTIONS/Dan Walkington)

Helicopter pilot and animal expert Matt Wright tracks down some very snappy predators in Monster Croc Wrangler on National Geographic WILD

‘I’m not exactly sure where this crocodile is right now,’ says crocodile expert Matt Wright in a new series of National Geographic WILD’s Monster Croc Wrangler.

These are not the words you want to hear when standing waist-deep in croc-infested muddy water while attempting to catch a massive salt-water croc.

Matt Wright Monster Croc Wrangler

Matt Wright’s back to catch more crabby crocs in National Geographic WILD’s Monster Croc Wrangler

But it’s just another day at the office for the Australian animal relocation expert as he kicks off the new series tonight with a double bill (from 8pm, see our TV Guide for full listings), helping a farmer with a big croc problem.

A 16ft-long salty is stealing his cows, up to one or two a week, and putting his workers in danger, too, so he’s called on Matt and his laid-back team (pictured top) to catch the beast and move him to a home where expensive beef and farmhands are off the menu. 

TV Times rating: ****

Joanne Lowles
Freelance writer and editor

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.