The gripping tale of bravery and tenacity in Hulu’s “Prey” takes place in September 1719 on the Northern Great Plains. A brilliant tracker and sensitive hunter from the Comanche tribe, Naru (Amber Midthunder) strives to distinguish herself from her brother Taabe and other hunters in her clan. Sarii, Naru’s dog, is always by her side when searching. After Taabe kills the puma that had built a nest nearby and acts as her clan’s warchief, Naru becomes jealous. She also believes that the real threat that alerted the cougar is still there. She sets off alone to find the beast, accompanied only by Sarii. We have information on whether Sarii survives or dies in Prey.
The dog dies?
In “Loot”, Sarii does not die. Naru immediately realizes that she may have taken on too much after leaving the safety of her clan. She is initially stranded in a swamp and almost dies in a fall. After successfully escaping the deathtrap, she encounters a grizzly bear and attempts to kill it. Instead, she manages to attract the beast’s attention. Luckily for her, Sarii attacks the grizzly, temporarily detaching it from her. The Predator eventually shows up and kills the bear.
Naru develops as both a human and a hunter over the course of the film. She does this, for example, by rescuing Sarii when she is being held hostage by French trappers. In the crucial scene, Sarii helps Naru take out the Predator himself. They bring the Predator’s head back to their clan. The appearance of additional Predators is shown in the credits in images reminiscent of cave paintings. Naru and Sarii stand defiantly in a corner. Sarii will likely appear in the sequel if they ever make one.
What breed is this dog?
Sarii is a female Carolina Dog named Coco in real life. The breed was originally a landrace or domesticated animal that had been regionally adapted but eventually became feral and found in the wild. Dog breeds from East Asia are genetically related to Carolina Dogs.
According to Midthunder and director Dan Trachtenberg, Coco was definitely the handful on the Prey set. In a press conference, Midthunder stated: “I love this dog [Coco] with all my heart and with all my soul.” It was hard. I don’t know where that dog came from, you know. They bought them about two months before the film. And she was so energetic. She walks past Coco. When Coco was present she would spend a lot of time walking around, doing laps and generally seeming pleased to see everyone. In other words, she was a dream come true for me. The fact that Sarii and Coco are quite different personalities when it comes to filmmaking shows how talented a director Dan is.
Having a time-accurate dog was crucial for her, and according to Trachtenberg, Coco was fantastic. They used all available footage of her in the film. The difficulty, as Amber noted, was that it was a dog that we thought accurately represented the time and was known as the Carolina Hound. And this dog hasn’t been trained for years like most movie dogs, you know? Therefore, we had to use our resources optimally. Thank goodness it happened, said the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane.