Survival in the Sun
Season 2 | Episode 15
Even under searing temperatures of 120 degrees or more, life tenaciously takes hold in the Sonora Desert. This American Southwestern region is an arena of daily competition…between animals, plants, and insects, struggling to survive the extremes and severities of the desert’s environment. It’s truly a “survival of the fittest,” and a ruggedly beautiful adventure. Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler are there observing as a predator hunts its prey, be it the grey fox, badger, or sidewinder snake. Then you’ll be part of the intense excitement as a peccary…the only true wild pig in the United States…becomes the target of Marlin’s capture gun, which shoots a harmless, sleep-inducing drug into the animal. The peccary is then tagged, so that its habits may be more carefully studied, and that life, under the difficult circumstances of the Sonora, may be more clearly understood by man.