I had mixed up the broadcast day of Law Of The Jungle, thinking it was on Saturday but I managed to watch episode 2 anyway. It was interesting to watch the continuation of Kim Byung Man’s team in their battle with the giant eels but unfortunately the other members were not shown in this episode. Hope we’ll get to see more of them in the coming episodes.
A thought which occurred to me about such reality shows being filmed in the wild is that the producers would have sent out a team to first explore the area and find out about the possible risks. So they would probably have known what can be found in this place and whether it is safe. But still, there will always be a degree of risk involved.
Episode 1 @ 11.5%
Episode 2 @ 11.8%
Watch episode 2 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6iFFLgb7Z8
Just when it seemed that the slippery eel would get away, Byung Man and Yi Gyeong managed to scooped it out of the water and knocked it out by throwing it repeatedly onto the river bank. I could not help feeling sorry for the poor eel though.
Kang Nam was thrilled when he managed to catch their second eel but had to give up his long pants to be used as a net when they came upon another huge eel.
Byung Man was unexpectedly bitten as he tried to drive the eel out of its hiding place.
A monster eel with sharp teeth but strangely, they did not seem too worried about their legs.
Though they caught the 3rd eel, they decided to release it back into the stream as they had enough for dinner with their earlier catch of 2 eels, a number of large prawns and small fishes.
Yi Gyeong grimacing at Han Byeol’s way of slicing the eel. At one point it gave them the jitters when the headless eel seemed to be still moving but it was probably due to reflex action.
The next morning, the team moved on to their second destination Tomil, an area with mangrove swamps located northeast of Yap.
The members set up camp for the night. Byung Man being an experienced member in jungle survival easily sets up a hammock by securing it between 2 trees and is certainly good at tree climbing.
The thought of diving at night gives me the creeps as one cannot imagine what lurks in the dark water.
I suppose they would have found out from the locals beforehand where it is safe to do so and it’s just shallow water.
So why are these huge stone money pieces all gathered together in one location which serves as a stone money bank?
The stone money are made of limestone from the volcanic island of Palau (about 400 km away) and were transported to Yap on canoes. Yap being a coral island does not have limestone.
The stone money were kept together in one location as they are heavy and difficult to be moved around.
In next week’s episode 3 ….. diving among the reef sharks and shark feeding