Baby Lizard Escaping Deadly Snakes on ‘Planet Earth II’ May Be Most Intense 3 Minutes in TV History
Science| | By Margo Gothelf
This could quite possibly be the most intense three minutes of your life. It definitely was for a newborn lizard.
The first episode of Planet Earth II just premiered and has already produced one of the most gripping scenes of the series…or perhaps in all of television history. Turns out there is a lizard and snake infested beach hidden amongst the Fernandina Island in the Galapagos which may bring your worst nightmare to life.
The heart-pounding clip shows a hatchling marine iguana emerging right from its nest. After hatching, the iguana has to find its way back to sea, however the hungry racer snakes surrounding the area make for a difficult journey back. The iguana does its best to be super sly and cautious, yet the snakes are one step ahead of the sneaky lizard, planning to make the creature their next meal.
Check out the intense scene play out below (full clip is below).
The intense snake gauntlet has taken over social media, giving everyone a small heart attack.
HOLY SH*TSAUCE THIS IS 🔥 https://t.co/u5qJ9aLLZC
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 8, 2016
This snake scene on planet earth is to much !! Run lizard run!!! Go on son
— Sam Davies (@samdavey1993) November 6, 2016
— Fiona Fox (@foxwithfender) November 6, 2016
If you’re still breathing calmly after that clip, check out the U.S. premiere of Planet Earth II on BBC America on January 28. Watch the full clip here, where some racer snakes get the best of their prey.