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NATURE | Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears | Fire on Mountain

See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/1163808273In the high alpine meadows of the Drakensberg, eland graze on the lush grasses. But this area is a danger zone. The air at these altitudes is so dry that rain evaporates before it hits the ground. A lightning strike ignites a fire that quickly engulfs the mountain in thick smoke, destroying the eland's precious pasture."Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears" aired on PBS Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 8pm as part of the 28th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/drakensberg-barrier-of-spears/introduction/4592/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbs&utm_campaign=drakensberg
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