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Episode 6: The Bat Man of Mexico

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

David Attenborough narrates the story of Rodrigo Medellin. Since he first kept vampire bats in his bathroom as a child, Rodrigo has dedicated his life to saving them. Now Mexico's most famous export, tequila, is at stake. Rodrigo's beloved lesser long-nosed bat is crucial to the liquor - pollinating the plants the drink is made from. To save both, Rodrigo must track the bats' epic migration across Mexico - braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches. The threats are very real for not only Rodrigo and the bats, but also for anyone with a taste for tequila. Show less

Contributors

Participant:
Rodrigo Medellin
Director:
Tom Mustill
Producer:
Peter Fison
Camera Operator:
George Woodcock
Camera Operator:
James Aldred
Executive Producer:
David Dugan
Series Editor:
Roger Webb

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