Days of Thunder
The Fugitive (1993)
 
Concept featured in clip: Camouflage/ Prey Adaptations
Location of clip: DVD:1:21:43-1:23:45

 

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Summary of clip: In this clip, Richard Kimble is running from the US Marshalls. It is St. Partick's Day in Chicago, and the city is holding its annual parade. In order to escape, Richard finds a green paper hat in the trash. He takes the hat, and walks into the marching crowd. With his hat, he easily blends in with the rest of the crowd, and successfully evades his pursuers.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: With his hat, Richard was able to blend into the environment and the rest of the crowd. This type of camouflage is vital to the survival of many animals.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students:

a. How was Richard able to escape from the US Marshals? How could you relate his escape to how prey often evade their predators?

b. What is camouflage?

c. What are different types of camouflage that animals use?

d. What are other methods prey use to escape from their predators?