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Komono Dragon part


Did anyone else get annoyed with the constant "This is the first time this was filmed" when they showed the Komono dragons killing the buffalo? I would like to point out that I have see that before on TV. I believe I saw it on Be the Creature with the Kratt Brothers years ago. I'm positive it was that show, but otherwise I have seen that footage before. I think before they say first time on TV, they should have done the research to see if it really was on tv before.

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Maybe you should do your research before complaining here. You're not even sure. I put my trust in very professional nature documentary makers who know what they're talking about.

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I've seen the footage before, and I'm positive that it was on Be The Creature. I just know I've seen the footage before on TV.

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It will be interesting to see if the BBC narrated version makes the same claim. I have a gut feeling they actually did their homework, unlike the embarrassment that was the Discovery version.

Now that I think about it, I'm almost positive that Attenborough himself filmed something similar on "The Living Planet" back in the 1980s. I can't be positive, but I believe he stumbled in on a Komodo kill and had to use his defensive staff to push them away. However, their vision is so poor, that assuming the wind direction was good, he only had to move back 30 feet and the Komodo's had no idea he was there. I just checked the wikipedia page for the series, and it does mention how he observed komodo dragons "in close quarters". Since I know that adult komodo dragons only gather together to feed, it must have been related to some kind of hunt.

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In the BBC version David Attenborough makes the same claim.

I think key word here is hunt. It's not just that they filmed a dragon attacking a goat, or filmed a group dragons feeding on a freshly killed animal. This is the first time that an entire hunt/process has been filmed, from beginning to end... stalking, attacking/biting, chasing the dying buffalo for a week and finally consuming it. He explains it at the end.

Here is that scene, it starts at 2:00. You'll also noticed that the scene is at least 2x longer than the Discovery version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJCUHr2rKQ

The behind the scenes continues here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfS2_YFF_lQ&NR=1


The whole series has been uploaded, I've watched most of it. It's hugely superior to Oprah's version. I hope that it doesn't get taken down.

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What the hell is a Komono Dragon? Is it a large lizard with an East Asian dress on?

It's KOMODO Dragon....

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Actually, Attenborough and his team were the first to ever record a Komodo Dragon, back in the fifties. It's all covered in one of his books 'Zooquest for a dragon', which is both an awesome read and listen, if you can find the audiobooks, narrated by The Man himself.

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Its in other BBC series too.

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