USA 2013 | 56 min. | Color
DVD NTSC | English
Directed by Matthew Podolsky and Eddie Chung
The California Condor neared extinction in the 1980s until biologists nurtured the population and saw their numbers grow upward to over 400. However, these noble birds face a grave threat which prevents them from flourishing further: lead poisoning. SCAVENGER HUNT chronicles the dilemma between bird and man, as the condors are being poisoned by lead which they contract from eating the flesh of deer with lead ammunition fragments. Filmmaker Matthew Podolsky finds the one person who understands all sides of the issue: Chris Parish, the Condor Program Director charged with protecting the birds and a lifelong hunter. Parish is the link to reconciling card-holding NRA members with the EPA activists through his efforts to convert hunters voluntarily to non-lead ammunition.
- DELETED SCENES: Lead & Eagles, A Lead Bullet Study
- OUTTAKES: A Day in the Life of a Condor Biologist, Life in the Canyon, Loons & Lead, The Effects of Lead on Humans