Chris Packham meets animals that use deceptive tactics to find food. Some cheat each other - like sea otters, who demand ransoms after kidnapping pups.
Chris Packham meets a host of animals that use deceptive tactics to find food. New science reveals that some trick their prey, like the manipulative mantis that looks like a flower, and killer whales that set traps using sound.
Others cheat each other - sea otters demand ransoms after kidnapping each other's pups. And in our parks, grey squirrels are at war - stealing raids can only be foiled by a devious sleight of hand.
Some fool other species for food - meet the drongo, an African bird running a false protection racket, and monkeys who steal valuables from humans and then barter for their return. These animal liars, cheats and hustlers really will stop at nothing to get a meal.