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Crocs Have to be Sharp if They Want Bird for Dinner

Short | 02:41

Crocs like to ambush in the shallow part of the river, where prey are likely to drink. In the case of quelea, they?ll have to be quick.

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It's the end of an exceptionally brutal dry season, but the rains are late. The lagoons have dried up, and the once-mighty Luangwa River's current is no more than a trickle. With so many animals succumbing to the drought, predators barely need to hunt. All life in the Luangwa Valley is desperate for rain. Suddenly, a torrential downpour transforms the land into a different world. After one of the worst droughts in memory, the wet season has finally come.

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