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CLIP 8521

Living with the Dassanech - a crocodile hunt

Living with the Dassanech - a crocodile hunt

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Key Info
  • Living with the Dassanech - a crocodile hunt
  • Duration: 03:30
  • The explorer Bruce Parry joins members of the Dassanech tribe as they hunt some of the largest crocodiles in Africa. A group of Dassanech hunters heads out onto Lake Turkana in search of a crocodile. They hunt at night, using hand gestures to communicate and a torch to pick out the crocodiles' eyes in the darkness. On this occasion, however, they are unsuccessful. The crocodile they spot is far too big to take on. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Africa, canoe, delta, Ethiopia, harpoon, Omo, tribe, team
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to consider the reasons why most crocodile hunts occur at night.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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