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Play all episodes in the Dangerous Encounters series.

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Here are all the easy episodes of Dangerous Encounters. Do not copy my work without my permission.

Episode “Striking Snakes”

When do rattlesnakes use their rattle?
As a warning

Why are some cobras called “Spitting cobras”?
They can squirt venom

How do some non-venomous snake kill their prey?
With constriction

Kingsnake – Indian cobra – King cobra – Black Mamba

What is the main reason King cobras use their hoods?
To warn off predators

What do you see?
Rattlesnake – Flying Fox – King cobra – Boa constrictor

Which of the following is a well known record the King Cobra holds?
Longest venomous snake

The largest King Cobras are able to lift the front of their body off the ground and stand at the height of …
A man

What do King cobras do when they are preparing to lay eggs?
Make a nest

How much of their body can the King cobra raise off the ground at one time?
One third

Episode “Horned Herbivores”

It is common misconception that bulls are attracted by which colour?

The act of chewing Cud is known as … ?

What animals are fighting in the first clip?

What is the final animal in the clip?

In which of these countries are cows considered sacred?

Which country is famous for its bullfighting tradition?

The African buffalo is wild, while the Asian one is … ?

What do you see?
Bull – Moose – Deer – Giraffe

Sheep – Goat – Ox – Deer

Reindeer are known as Caribou in North America.

Episode “Wild Hogs”

Which family are wild hogs closely related to?
Domestic pigs

It is estimated that there are as many as 6 million wild hogs in North America; roughly how many can be found in Texas?
1.5 million

What distinguishes Eurasian wild hogs from domestic pigs?
They have longer hair and are bigger

Why do wild hogs pose a threat to farmers?
They destroy crops

Why do wild hogs bathe in mud?
To keep cool

What do Javelinas like to eat the most?
Prickly pear cacti

Order these hogs from largest to smallest!
Feral hog – domestic pig – red river hog – javelina

What do you see?
Domestic pig – domestic dog – domestic cat – wolf

Razorback hog – domestic dog – wolf – Javelina

What noises do hogs make?
Grunts and squeals

Episode “Flying Stingers”

What shape is a cell of a honeycomb in a Honey bee’s hive?

Which fact is NOT correct about the drone honey bee?
They are smaller than worker bees

Why is a bee’s body covered in hair?
To help collect pollen

A hornet is a type of …

All bees, wasps and hornets are what?

What do you see?
Common wasp – bumble bee – honey bee - spider wasp

Which of these is a hornet’s main weapon?

What can hornets ‘tag’ their enemies with?

What does the hornet’s ‘alarm signal’ make other hornets do?

Where is it especially dangerous to be tagged by a hornet’s alarm signal?
Near a nest

Episode “Scuttling Scorpions”

How many parts is the scorpion’s body divided into?

Which American scorpion has been known to cause dangerous allergic reactions in human?
Arizona Bark scorpion

What animal class do scorpions fall under?

What do you see?
Arizona Bark scorpion – Tarantula – Cockroach – Camel spider

A scorpion has a pair of pincers that look similar to those of an …

A scorpion uses its tail to …

What do scorpions normally eat?

What do scorpions use to paralyse their prey?
A stinger

What do scorpions inject into their victims which turns them into liquid food?
Digestive enzymes

Where are scorpion’s digestive enzymes produced?
In their midgut

Episode “Rumbling Rhinos”

What term do some people use for a group of rhinos?

Which of these does a rhino NOT use its horn for?
Opening cans

How many toes does a rhino have on each foot?

How many species of Rhino are there?

I have a single horn – There are around 2000 of my kind left in the wild – I am found in India and Nepal – I can be 1.9 m tall – I am an Asian rhino.
Indian rhino

What do you see?
Javan rhino – White rhino – Sumatran rhino – Black rhino
White rhino

What is a rhino’s horn made off?

Besides in fingernails, where is keratin found?

Which of the following is something a female rhino would use her horn for?

What happens to a rhino’s horn when it is damaged?
It grows back

Episode “Cunning Crocs”

What area are Nile Crocodiles from?
Nile Basin

In which of the following countries can the Orinoco Crocodile be found?
Colombia and Venezuela

What do Crocodiles eat to help them digest food?

What do you see?
Giraffe – Nile Crocodile – Hippopotamus – Zebra

Nile Crocodile – Cuban Crocodile – Gharial – Black Caiman

The Gharial is critically endangered?

What do male Nile Crocodiles do while waiting for their female’s eggs to hatch?
Patrol the area

How do male Nile Crocodiles discourage other crocodiles from entering their territory?
Roar loudly

Who guards the eggs of a Nile Crocodile?
Both parents

How do female Nile Crocodiles sometimes help their eggs hatch?
Roll them in their mouths

Episode “Gorilla Forest”

How do gorillas move around?
The knuckle walk

Where can gorillas be found in the wild?

How much can a male gorilla weigh?
200 kg

Gorrilas are the largest living …

What region do most gorillas live in?

What do you see?
Silverback gorilla – blackback gorilla – infant gorilla – chimpanzee

When comparing mountain gorillas to other gorillas, what record do they hold?
Longest and thickest hair

Why are mountain gorillas so hairy?
To keep warm

How is the attitude of mountain gorillas described in the clip?
Social and gentle

What do male mountain gorillas do to scare off threats?
Pound their chests

Episode “Biting Bats”

What makes bats unique in the class of mammals?
They can fly

Bats are sometimes unfairly called “Flying …”

What method do many species of bat use to help them hunt?
Sonar tracking

What food do Vampire bats famously eat?

What nasty disease do bats occasionally carry?

How do Vampire bats approach their prey?

What type of prey do Vampire bats normally feed from?

How do bats ingest blood?

How do Vampire bats choose a spot on its victim to bite into?
Nasal heat sensor

What do you see?
Bat eating frog – bat eating fruit – bat hunting insect – bat eating nectar

Episode “Aggressive Creatures”

Which of these is most likely to turn a hippopotamus aggressive?
Surprising it

Approximately how large is the wingspan of a Spectral Bat?

Why does the hippopotamus “yawn”?
To warn other animals away

Which animal group does this animal belong to? “hippopotamus"

Which animal group does this animal belong to? “grey picture, stone fish"

What do you see?
Boa constrictor – Arizona bark scorpion – porcupine – mosquito

What are male elephants known as?

Which of these is the aggressive period that male elephants sometimes enter into?

How long does musth normally last in a male elephant?
Several months

What chemical is said to make male elephants aggressive during musth?

Episode “Never forget Elephants”

What was the name of the hairy extinct relative of the elephant?
Woolly mammoth

Why do elephants have big ears?
To help keep cool

What is the common name for the elephant’s nose?

What is the common name for the large, pointed teeth of the elephant?

What are elephant’s tusks made out of?

What do you see?
Elephant bathing – elephants drinking – elephant eating – baby elephant

How do elephants get water into their mouths?
Suck and spray with their trunks

Where is the pouch that elephants store water?

When is this pouch most useful, according to the clip?
When there’s no water nearby

According to the clip, what do elephants also do to keep cool?
Flap their ears

Episode “Dangerous Flora”

What name is used for these tall, thin and toxic plants?

Which of these is the name of a painful fungal infection?
Athlete’s Foot

Which of these is the odd one out?

What does the Venus Flytrap consume?

Which of these poisons do not occur naturally in plants?

Fungi reproduce by what method?

Facts: I can be found in the Americas – I eat insects – I “trap” my prey – I am named after God – I am carnivorous
Venus Flytrap

What do you see?
White Truffle – Venus Flytrap – Black Truffle – Foxglove

Which of these is a deadly fungus?
Destroying Angel

Foxglove is the common name for plants in the Digitalis genus but what does Digitalis mean?
Of a finger

Episode “Territorial Terrors”

What is the only place where Hippos are territorial?
In water

What do the areas that male Land Iguanas defend usually contain?
More than one female

Marking – Spraying – Feeding – Territorial

In a pod of breeding Hippos, how many dominant adult Bulls will be in a group?

What do you see?
North Pacific Giant Octopus – Sage Grouse – Lion – Leopard

What is the area that a group of Lions occupy known as?
Pride area

What animal is seen climbing the tree in the first clip?

What birds were seen in the foreground of the fox clip?

Why do male Lions tend to stay on the edges of their pride’s territory?
To patrol

Where in the world can the following animals be found? “Hippopotamus”
Central Africa

Episode “Disease carriers”

Which of these flies do not carry infectious diseases?
All flies carry diseases

A person or animal that carries a disease but suffers no symptoms or illness from it is known as a …

What colour eyes did the first fly have?

What animal were the flies riding on the last clip?

Facts: I am a kind parasite – I can fly – I am a parasitoid – I lay my eggs on a kind of Arachnid – I am found almost globally
Tarantula Hawk

Weil’s Disease is sometimes carried by rats.

Lyme Disease is sometimes carried by rats.

Malaria is sometimes carried by rats.

Salmonella is sometimes carried by rats.

Colorado tick fever is sometimes carried by rats.

Episode “Hungry Hippos”

What does the word “hippopotamus” mean in ancient Greek?
River horse

On land, how fast can a hippo run?
As fast as a human for short distances

What is a group of hippos called?

What is a hippo’s red-coloured sweat used as?

In the wild, hippos are mostly on what continent?

What do you see?
Bird on hippo – hippo mother and young – hippos gaping – hippos wading

Hippos spend lots of time in the water so …
Their skin doesn’t dry out

Why does hippo skin dry out so quickly?
It’s very thin

What do male hippos sometimes fight over?

Who do male hippos have to protect their territory from?
Rival males

Episode “Bite Force”

What is the highest measurement Brady Barr has recorded a human’s bite force?
57 kilos

Which other shark did the prehistoric Ginsu Shark have to fight with for food?
Crow Shark

What was the first animal in the clip?

Was the first animal?
An adult male

Hyena – Domestic dog – Snapping turtle – great white shark

Facts: My teeth are replaceable – I can move at 40km/h – The film Jaws was about me – I live in the water
Great white shark

What types of animals are these? “shark”

What types of animals are these? “dogs”

What types of animals are these? “Crocodile”

What do you see?
Hyena – Lion – Domestic dog – African wild dog

Episode “Sunken Sharks”

What are the two types of Sixgill shark?
Bigeyed and bluntnose

The Velvet belly lantern shark is named after what physical trait?
It’s colour

What was the first shark swimming around?

What sort of markings did the final shark have?

What are Wobbegong sharks sometimes mistakenly called?
Carpet sharks

Due to the texture of their meat, what are whale sharks sometimes called?
Tofu shark

Which description would not suit the Swellshark?

Which region of the ocean do Greenland sharks inhabit?
North Atlantic

Shark nose – shark fin – shark tail – shark teeth

What do you see?
Tasselled wobbegong – megamouth shark – whale shark – bluntnose sixgill shark

Episode “Dragons”

Approximately what length can an average male Komodo dragon grow up to?

What colour is the Spiny-tailed monitor?
Red/brown with yellow spots

Which of these things can a Komodo dragon NOT do?
Breathe fire

What method do Komodo dragons normally use to hunt their prey?
Laying in wait and ambushing

Where do Komodo dragons prefer to live?
In burrows

What do you see?
Lion – Komodo dragon – dinosaur – wild hog

What combination of factors normally kill the larger of the Komodo dragon prey?
Bacteria and venom

How many strains of bacteria are mentioned in the clip?
More than 50

How long does a Komodo dragon’s bite normally take to down large prey?
One week

What carries the bacteria that makes the Komodo dragon so deadly?

Episode “Giant Salamanders”

How does the Giant salamander sense movement of its prey?

How long can a Japanese giant salamander get?

Which of these is the largest salamander species in the world?
Chinese giant salamander

What do you see?
Chinese giant salamander – spiny-tailed iguana – rock monitor – Nile crocodile

Orca whale – spiny-tailed Iguana – Hellbender – Spiny-tailed monitor

When born, salamanders begin life as …

Where do Hellbenders make their nests?
Under a stone or log

Where do Hellbenders live?
North America

How many eggs do female Hellbenders lay?
Over a hundred

Who guards the Hellbender’s eggs?
The Male

Episode “Ant Army”

At what point in their life do female ants have wings?
When they become pregnant

Where do Carpenter Ants make their homes?

How many legs do ants have?

Ants are often confused with which other insect?

Which of these are names used to describe a group of ants?
Army of Colony

What are the two methods of ant attack mentioned in the clip?
Biting and stinging

What is injected into an opponent when an ant stings?

What do ants spray into the bites they inflict on opponents?

What two types of ant were mentioned in the clip?
Fire and Bullet

What do you see?
Ants carrying a wasp – Ant carrying a petal – Ant carrying a leaf – ant carrying a seed

Episode “Prickly Porcupines”

What do porcupines use for defense?

Porcupines do NOT have …

How do porcupine quills stick into predators?
They are barbed

What is a baby porcupine called?

Because of their appetite for wood, what have many porcupines eaten when they invade camp sites?
Canoe paddles

What do you see?
Puffer fish – Capybara – Porcupine – Hedgehog

Porcupine fur is …

Where are quills NOT found on a porcupine?

What type of porcupine is mentioned in the clip?
North American porcupine

How many quills can a North American porcupine have?
30000 (Thanks to BusyRich to correct it).

Episode “Rare Crocs”

Why are Siamese crocodiles becoming rarer and rarer?
Hunters and habitat destruction

Which of these crocodiles has a very thin snout?
The Gharial

Cuban crocodiles were extensively hunted for their meat and skin, which now makes them …
Critically endangered

What do you see?
Monitor lizard – black rhino – Nile crocodile – boa constrictor

Gharial – Siamese crocodile – Morelet’s crocodile – Orinoco crocodile

Siamese crocodiles are critically endangered

What shape is a Gharial’s snout?
Long and thin

According to the clip, a Gharial has over how many teeth?

Gharial snouts are suited for …
Catching fish

What happens to a Gharial’s snout as it gets older?
Gets longer and thinner

Episode “Constrictors”

How does a constrictor snake kill its prey?
It squeezes it to death

Where does a Ball Python get its name?
It coils into a ball when threatened

Which is NOT a constrictor snake?
King cobra

Why do people kill Boas and Pythons?
To use their skin for clothing and jewellery

What is the Green Tree Python renowned for?
Hanging in trees

What family are Anacondas a member of?

What record do Anacondas hold in the animal kingdom?
Heaviest snake

What type of activity are Anacondas best suited for?
Swimming in water

Which of these environments would anaconda prefer to live in?
Damp swamp

What do you see?
Boa constrictor – anaconda – Burmese Python – Madagascar tree boa

Episode “Venoms and Poisons”

Most poisonous creatures let others know not to touch them by …
Being brightly coloured

Which of these creatures is NOT poisonous?
Electrical eel

What type of animal is one of the most poisonous in the world?

Which of these is NOT a type of venom?
Britney toxic

Which is the odd one out?
Poison Dart Frog

What do you see?
Giant desert hairy scorpion – Black widow spider – Poison Dart frog – Gila Monster

According to the clip, how many species of Poison Dart frogs are dangerous to humans?
3 or 4

What type of animal is the Poison Dart frog’s only main predator?

What gives the Poison Dart frog its poison?
Their food

In captivity, what happens to Poison Dart frogs?
They become less toxic
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