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NATURE | Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears | Fire on Mountain

Duration: 03:02

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episod... In 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" premieres on PBS Sunday, February 8 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). "Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears" is part of the 27th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., SC Johnson, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episod...

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Post Date: February 6, 2009