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Don't rattle the snake, please monitor the lizard
on 5 October 2013
I know it's considered rank blasphemy to give an Attenbourogh-related product less than five stars, but I just couldn't help myself. Frogs, newts, geckos and turtles just aren't *that* interesting. But sure, even this series offer some moments of the truly bizarre, including the flowerpot snake (the WHAT?!), a population of blinded (sic) taipans stalking a small island off Australia, and a lizard at Menorca responsible for turning this Mediterranean paradise into a haven for flowers that smell like rotten flesh. (I'm not going to vacation at Menorca this year.)
Or what about a snake that can actually jump?
"Life in Cold Blood" is as well-done as usual, and it's impressive that Attenborough makes documentaries like this at his fairly advanced age, but the subject matter didn't excite me as much as I expected. Therefore I will challenge the fans and only give this three stars.