The Trials of Life

Episode 04 - Hunting and Escaping. This episode looks at those that hunt other creatures and ways of avoiding capture. Attenborough is attacked by a pair of skuas as he approaches their nest, which demonstrates this particular bird's aggressive behaviour, both when taking food and defending its young. Off the shores of Patagonia, the same group of killer whales returns each year to ambush sea lion pups, which stray out of the safer shallow waters. Having grabbed their prey, they take it back out to sea and 'play' with it for some time before killing it. Poison can be used both as a weapon and a deterrent, such as by the viper and tomato frog respectively. (from

Episode 04 - Hunting and Escaping

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Episode 01 - Arriving
Episode 02 - Growing Up
Episode 03 - Finding Food
Episode 04 - Hunting and Escaping
Episode 05 - Finding the Way
Episode 06 - Home Making
Episode 07 - Living Together
Episode 08 - Fighting
Episode 09 - Friends and Rivals
Episode 10 - Talking to Strangers
Episode 11 - Courting
Episode 12 - Continuing the Line