“Super Snakes” (2016)

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Seen with English-language narration.

Commentary

This review refers to the Genera Doc Wildlife (a.k.a. Alvaro Mendoza Productions) documentary written, produced and directed by Mendoza. Despite the inane title, it’s remarkably serious. Far from fear-mongering, it goes out of its way to emphasize that snakes do not prey upon people. There’s a long sequence of a Dasypeltis eating an egg that discusses their preference for unfertilized eggs, both teleologically (maintaining the prey population) and for added nutrition; good stuff. Nicely shot too.

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