September 15, 2006Contrary to a popular children's tale,
storks don't deliver babiesthey eat them.
Marabou storks in
Africa are carnivorous birds that can grow up to 5 feet (1.5 meters)
tall, making them one of the largest flying birds in the world. The
storks will eat just about any kind of animal, dead or alive, including
baby banded mongooses.
Follow a group of mongooses in the East
African country of Uganda as it tries to fend off some hungry storks,
and find out whether taking shelter in a stack of rowboats will save the
brood from the persistant predators.