Micro Monsters with David Attenborough

Predator

Series 1 - Episode 2 Predator

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Review

More bug on bug action as Sir David Attenborough presents a televisual Top Trumps featuring some of the most amazingly engineered predators in the animal kingdom.

Take, for example, the ogre-faced spider, which casts its nets to catch prey before using its protruding fangs to deal the death blow. At this scale nature is teeming with all manner of miniature horrors: whether it is the whirligig beetle with its own underwater radar system or the cockroach wasp that is born inside a cockroach and feasts on it from within, reality really is stranger than fiction.

Summary

The broadcaster continues his bug-eyed view of the world of creepy-crawlies, revealing how predators defuse the defences of their prey. Highlights include the cockroach wasp, busy preparing a tasty - and very live - treat for its young, the whirligig beetle, which employs a water-based radar system, and the jumping portia spider, which feeds on other arachnids.

Cast & Crew

Narrator David Attenborough
Nature