Reporter: The threat is something they never anticipated. Reporter: Robert knows what it could be. What do we have to do to resolve the constant calls and complaints. Its most famous former occupant? He's in the real estate business. They're suing the county, hoping a judge will see it differently.
It made me angry too, surely the police could of stopped this after the first issue they had with him and the animals escaping?! A crazy thing to have gone through all we have in life and maybe die by some rare african viper. As a result, the zoo is fast becoming more of a quasi-taxidermy museum. When they were converting the building into a house they decided it was better to leave the bats there than move them so they blocked it off and made a hole for them to get out. If that sounds like I'm making excuses for it, I should point out that it's richly atmospheric and never boring, and I'm glad that there's still room on Channel 4 for experimental oddities such as this. Reporter: Now, back to the big cat crisis in malibu.
With revealing police radio archive, this is a gripping account of what happened when one man's obsession with dangerous animals spiralled out of control. He wanted to know what they were feeding on so he glued a transmitter on it and followed it to some sealions where the bats were feeding. He drives all over responding to calls from people concerned about cats on their block. Reporter: They weren't the only ones upset. Reporter: She has 60 live cats she says she is rescuing. Sometimes it's neighbors like these.
Something is bothering that person. At least 20,000 deaths occur worldwide from snakebites each year, according to the. The shoot-to-kill tactics of the police and special response unit were heavily criticised at the time, but the programme makes it abundantly clear that none of them took any pleasure in their duties. This was a formal documentary, that had a voice of god. There is alsopictures of his animals which helps you understandthe kind of thing the police were dealing with andthe sort of problem they had, also shows the type ofanimals this man owned and how dangerous theycould potential be, this could help the audience feelanxious.
The chimp which smashed a plate glass window with nonchalant ease is telling you that it's time to put it in a serious cage. And despite the often shoddy, repetitive nature of this relentlessly unsubtle documentary, it maintains interest thanks to the sheer, magnetic strangeness of the central story. Sometimes neighbors complain about smells. I guess the large cat's out of the bag on this ruse. Reporter: The bercu family lives a few hundred yards away. And nobody wants that in their neighborhood. America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo Synopsis The sleepy town of Zanesville, Ohio, became the centre of a media storm in October 2011 when 50 animals were found roaming a residential area, and shot dead after police realised they could not control the situation.
Theyalso managed to use a zoom in and a zoom out onone of the interviewees as they circled around hisback garden while he was taking them threw whathappened to him and his horse when he first sawthe wild animal, they used this to show you all thedifferent spots that the animals were seen in. The animals killed included 18 tigers, 17 lions and 8 bears, and they belonged to Terry Thompson. Ecologist Volodymyr Boreiko estimates the zoo has killed upwards of 250 animals, largely due to In the above photograph, a woman pays tribute to Boy, an elephant that died at the Kiev Zoo in 2010 after an apparent poisoning. They belonged to Terry Thompson, who was later found dead on his farm, partially eaten by his own animals. Beautifully shot in pristine black and white, it follows a lone swimmer on a wordless, dreamlike and occasionally unsettling odyssey along a vast British river, accompanied only by haunting snippets of dialogue and music from classic British '60s films If. They've turned around and walked away.
Reporter: But it isn't over. It will drive the property values way down. The extraordinary story of how 48 wild animals belonging to a private collector in small-town America were found roaming a residential area and had to be killed by the police The sleepy town of Zanesville, Ohio became the centre of a media storm in October 2011 when 48 animals were found roaming a residential area, and shot dead after police realised they could not control the situation. There was a close up of a gun which helped createfear in the documentary which was shown at thebeginning when the police man was talking, theyused many different still images of the wild animalsshown in the documentary. But when the situation goes further awry, he takes matters into his own hands in a surprising fashion.
Here are six of the world's worst zoos. Yes, it's a lot of cats. You've the expression, this neighborhood is going to the dogs. At the beginning there was a police man shooting agun and this was shown in a medium shot. I mind the smell, sure, but I'm used to it. Two years ago, zoo officials stuffed the to show it off to patrons. They brought one in a temporary cage to show us.
In the time it would have taken to do that, the animals would have got further away and spread out, more people would have been in danger. A few years ago one flew into one of the bedrooms at night which was an interesting experience. The animals killed included 18 tigers, 17 lions and eight bears. Another mis-en-scene is when all the policeare in there offices getting there phone calls there is arow of formal police workers all picking up phonesmaking it look very manic and stressful. Reporter: At this house he meets a woman with an eccentric front yard full of cat decorations.