~IB~ has never shared an entire programme before however short clips from this episode are not available!
Dominic is known to many as an actor which, considering the amount of passion and theatricals displayed here is not surprising! I think Dominic was in his element searching Venezuela for the world's largest centipede; a carnivore shown here eating a bat. I was almost stunned by the way Dominic talks about what could happen throughout the episode, at one point casually picking up a tarantula and deciding to put it down before it becomes annoyed. The centipede on the stick was worse than a horror movie! We watch Dominic carefully switching the stick around so that the centipede walks from end to end and back again... at one point becoming angry and rearing like a cobra. Does Dominic put it straight back down? Of course not... he happily tells us how serious a bite can be and if I remember correctly there is no antidote.
You have to admire Dominic's total lack of fear hence his ability to handle these dangerous species. When it came to the ;Bat Poo' cave even the guide decided to sit it out... whilst Dominic enters the cave wearing safety trousers & breathing gear yet with only a t-shirt on his upper body... very cringe worthy indeed.
We need a few people like this in our world so that we can discover secrets of the wild and improve our own knowledge... and let's face it, most of us don't wish for a first hand view! It does make you wonder though, with Dominic in his mid 30's, what more is he going to do to fulfil his sense of adventure and need for adrenalin? Mountaineering and potholing come to mind but they are not really in quite the same league.
Well, I am looking forward to the rest of this series and It will be interesting to see how things pans out... roll on episode 2!