Video: Storks Stalk Baby Mongooses

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September 15, 2006—Contrary to a popular children's tale, storks don't deliver babies—they 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.

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