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Fantastic Feeding

Episode 4 of 6

Series that explores strange behaviour in the animal kingdom. The bizarre methods employed by some creatures to catch their prey, from fish to lemurs.

Series exploring strange animal behaviour which reveals the many inventive ways animals catch prey. Discover a creature that employs glue-guns as weapons, a fish that slashes with a chainsaw and a spider that lassos its prey with a swinging blob of glue. Meet a fish that targets its prey using its mouth as a water pistol, a shrimp that stuns its prey with sound and a lemur with an ET-like finger that taps for a meal. Plus a frogfish whose mouth moves faster than its prey can see, a snake with a tail that acts as a maggot-like lure and an eagle that has found a novel way to break into prey. There is even a mantis shrimp with a knockout punch that reaches the speed of a racing bullet and a stoat that uses hypnosis.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2019 19:30

Clips

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:07

    Minotauri

    Doom On Ice

  • 00:08

    American Tribes United

    Indian Village Part 1

  • 00:09

    John "Rabbit" Bundrick

    Feather

Credits

Role Contributor
Series Producer John Downer
Narrator Ciaran McMenamin
Camera Operator Rod Clarke
Camera Operator Steve Downer
Camera Operator Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator John Waters
Producer Mark Brownlow

Broadcasts

  • Thu 11 Apr 2002 20:30
  • Thu 2 May 2002 03:15
  • Thu 30 Jan 2003 20:00
  • Tue 8 Jun 2004 01:00
  • Fri 11 Jun 2004 01:10
  • Tue 18 Mar 2014 20:00
  • Wed 19 Mar 2014 01:20
  • Tue 7 Mar 2017 19:30
  • Mon 14 Jan 2019 19:30