- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 27, 2007
This will capture your attention: an arresting look at the technology behind snaring elusive prey, including humans!
- There's no escape from this in-depth examination of TRAPS.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Gotcha! Mechanisms to capture - and even kill - prey have been used for thousands of years. Yet even to this day innovations continue to be made in this fundamental technology.
MODERN MARVELS® takes you to the cutting edge of entrapment: the devices meant to capture without harming. Watch as black bears are trapped by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists for a population study. See the right way to herd cats as feral felines stranded in New Orleans after Katrina are trapped, neutered, and released. Dive underwater to see how giant screw traps count salmon on the Columbia River.
And what about man traps? Like something out of an action movie, we've got the latest in high-tech restraint.
Get wrapped up in this fascinating MODERN MARVELS® episode, TRAPS!