Bat-catching snakes

Australia's Bat Cleft cave was lit with infra-red so as not to change either the snake's or the bats' behaviour. Two high resolution security cameras equipped with different sized lenses and mounted on a single custom built tripod meant different views could be captured without moving the tripod and disturbing the animals. A thermal imaging camera then illustrated how the snakes detect their prey.

Release date: 28 May 2009

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Key talentDavid Attenborough

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