Animals Behaving Badly

NATURE investigates the sometimes exasperating efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide in Animals Behaving Badly.

The escalating battle for space on this planet between people and wild animals has grown increasingly one-sided, as humanity asserts its domination. But a few intrepid species are successfully challenging, harassing, and even exploiting us on our own turf.

How people are dealing with these incursions — and what we can learn from them to the benefit of both wildlife and humans — is the amusing and enlightening focus of Animals Behaving Badly. The filmmakers traveled to various parts of the United States and Canada, and as far away as New Zealand and Australia, to show us examples of animals behaving “badly,” and of the varying human reactions.

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Online content for Animals Behaving Badly was originally posted May 2003.

  • Joe Jonas

    Dude….that’s kinda harsh.

  • L

    where is the video????

  • clark

    i would like to watch the video (O^O) but where is the squirrel”s video (~.~)

  • Kaylie.f

    Cool.But you need to put more pics.

  • Russ

    Well, ever since the loss of analog broadcast, I had hoped I could watch “online”, as our world seems to be trailing off into a barrage of endless digits…. unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any link for streaming real-time; a true letdown…

  • Liz

    I remembered that this was a good show. I would like to see it again. PBS, please put this video online so that way we can watch it again online? Plus I might need this for my courses for ecology. Thank you

  • Tara

    I would also love to be able to watch these online. Even with the converter box, PBS does not come in clearly through antenna in my neighborhood.

  • Dave

    I love animals! They’re delicious

  • Tom

    Yes they are. Especially with gravy.

  • KaylieD.

    LOL that was weird!!

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  • Jesse

    I just recently watched one of the episodes on TV and I witnessed birds pooping on a raven out of self defense. Can anyone tell me what episode that is

  • R JMAN

    I ‘d hate to see what the animals in this show do but I agree that this may be cool to see on tv cause ive never seen this cause i’m an 8 year old boy with an email

  • Janel

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  • donald

    feel good about some animals they may be ably to help you some kind of way in the future.

  • Vanita Savini

    If you’re still on the fence about what self defense product you should buy, I suggest a pepper spray. You can’t go wrong with this.

  • Me

    sooo… how do I watch the video, or am i supposed to learn from the picture of the squirrel?

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  • W. Rafert

    This title should be changed. Animals are doing what they’ve been doing for thousands of years. It’s humans that destroyed their homes. Should be “Humans Behaving Irresponsibly”

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