Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr: Dragon Hunt

Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr: Dragon Hunt
Saturday, January 26, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Dr. Barr's observations and adventures continue with a whole different beast: the Komodo dragon. Studying a 150-pound super-predator that exhibits some of the techniques of some of the world's best hunters is a dangerous business — and Dr. Barr is ready for the challenge. The Komodo dragon is a carnivore, able to devour up to 80 percent of its body weight in a single meal. It's armed with razor-sharp, serrated teeth, a snake-like forked tongue, body armor and a mouth full of noxious bacteria. Dr. Barr, along with San Diego Zoological Society scientist Jeri Imansyah, head to the Island of Rinca in Indonesia, home to the highest concentration of Komodos in the world, to examine the predatory style of the dragon. In his first experiment, Dr. Barr covers a remote-control car in animal fur to see how or even if the dragon will attack it. Could it provide critical clues to how they hunt? In another experiment, he does what no scientist has ever done before: he straps a camera onto the back of this mammoth reptile. Will the footage provide clues to the Komodo's predation techniques?

Grade: B, Family friendly

source : http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/reviews/article_1384026.php/Review_Nat_Geos_Brady_Barr_and_the_hungry_hungry_Hippos

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