The Komodo dragon is left unchallenged by all animals, with the exception of another Komodo dragon.
The Mount Raraima waterfall toad and the pebble toad must use an alternative to hopping so they can escape predators.
The caiman crocodile conserves all its energy waiting for fish to re-populate the swamp. Also, the Jesus Christ lizard can run on water whilst the miniature gecko has the ability to stand on it.
There is no escape from the Madagascan chameleon, whose tongue acts as a retractable missile. Also, a female namaqua chameleon adapts to find food in the desert whilst looking for a mate.
A garter snake tricks his male competition after coming out of hibernation late. Also, the collared iguana and the horned lizard have two different ways of dealing with snakes.
A Niuean sea snake must go down into the depths of the ocean so her eggs will be safe. Also, male bull frogs fight it out to see who the dominant male is, whilst one looks after all the tadpoles.
The Komodo dragon manages to take down a buffalo with a poisonous bite. However it can take weeks until it dies - all the while the dragons watch and wait.
No one has ever filmed the Komodo dragon hunting a buffalo; this process can be very long and potentially dangerous.
Growing to an average length of 2-3 metres, Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world. Listen to the noises made by a Komodo dragon.Wildlife Finder: watch this massive venomous reptile
Coral snake: beautiful but deadly
The Life team try to get to grips with a coral snake when it finds its way into their equipment.Earth Explorers: follow the expedition
Venezuela pebble toad
The Venezuela pebble toad has a unique way of evading predators. Find out more about this tiny amphibian.Wildlife Finder: discover the Venezuela pebble toad
The brown basilisk can actually run on water. Find out more about this remarkable talent.Wildlife Finder: watch the brown basilisk 'walk' on water
Black-banded sea krait
Black-banded sea kraits are highly venomous sea snakes. Watch one sea krait looking for a safe, dry place to lay her eggs.Wildlife Finder: enter the world of the sea krait
Geckos are renowned for being able to stick to almost anything. The pygmy gecko has another amazing ability.Wildlife Finder: watch the unsinkable pygmy gecko
Chameleons are thought to change the colour of their skin as a method of communication. See how they also change the colour of their skin to adapt to hostile environments.Wildlife Finder: follow one chameleon's journey to find a mate
- David Attenborough
- Rupert Barrington
- Executive Producer
- Michael Gunton
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