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Blind killers

Duration: 01:00

Measured by the weight of the prey they consume, army ants have an impact on the forest as great as a jaguar or human hunter. However, there is one trick to escape being eaten, army ants are blind and need movement to trigger an attack, by standing still prey can easily avoid detection.

Available since: Wed 27 May 2009

Credits

Producer
Huw CORDEY
Narrator
Fergal KEANE
Camera Operator
Jim CLARE
Camera Operator
Robert FULTON
Camera Operator
Charlie HAMILTON-JAMES
Camera Operator
Alastair MACEWEN

This clip is from

Andes to Amazon AMAZON JUNGLE

5/6 5th of a 6 part series exploring the wildlife & wild places of South America. Explores the difficulties faced by animals in the lush Amazon rainforest.

First broadcast: 11 Dec 2000

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