A Tasmanian Devil, called Manganinnie, is in season and the males in the area know it. Mr Big, the oldest male around fights a would –be suitor and wins the right to mate. After then subduing his female, he drags her into the den and holds her captive for days. Interior den footage was filmed in infra-red. This clip is part of a 50 min documentary which looks at Dr Menna Jones’ groundbreaking work on how female devils live and also looks at the devil facial cancer, which is decimating the population.
An Australian Broadcasting Corporation production in association with National Geographi TV