One of the things that separates Swamp People from the myriad other reality shows that follow people doing unorthodox/dangerous jobs is the nature of alligator hunting. In Louisiana, where the show was originally based, alligator hunting season only lasts 30 days. Although that tradition goes back several centuries, it seems tailor-made for a reality show competition as all of the gator hunters in the area race to get as much successful hunting done within the same short timeframe.

Beyond the intense competition and inherent danger of alligator hunting, Swamp People has remained on the air for eight seasons now because of the colorful cast of characters that live in the swamps of Louisiana and work ...

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