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Hunt exhaustion

Duration: 01:00

The low oxygen levels on the altiplano affect how viscachas and foxes lead their lives. The air is so thin that there is not enough oxygen for a sustained chase. A red fox (a culpeo or coloured fox) must be sneaky rather than swift to get close to prey. The viscachas never stray far from safety and run to a bolt hole when they spot the fox. Even after such a short dash, both fox and viscachas are gasping for breath.

Available since: Wed 22 Jul 2009

Credits

Producer
Tim SCOONES
Narrator
Fergal KEANE
Camera Operator
Keith BRUST
Camera Operator
Jim CLARE
Camera Operator
Stephen DE VERE
Camera Operator
Kevin FLAY
Camera Operator
Robert FULTON
Camera Operator
Charlie HAMILTON-JAMES

This clip is from

Andes to Amazon ANDES

4/6 4th of a 6 part series exploring the wildlife & wild places of South America. A spectacular journey along the world's longest mountain chain, the Andes.

First broadcast: 27 Nov 2000

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