|6215||HUNTING AND ESCAPING||HUNTING AND ESCAPING||1991||color||47 min||vhs|| (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 4)
Kill or die, escape or perish--such life and death duels are fought daily in the wild. Every conceivable stratagem is needed by both the hunter and the hunted: traps and baits, warnings and deceptions, brute force and sheer speed, ambush and camouflage. Many animals carry poison for attack and defense, although that mechanism has one serious drawback--unless it is well advertised it is more revenge than protection. The desperate battles between assassins and their victims have fuelled a long evolutionary arms race that has sharpened the skills of both in the art of pursuit and evasion. All confrontations, however, end in one of two ways--the predator goes hungry or the prey loses its life.