Planet Earth II Behind The Scenes Clip Shows Baby Iguana Getting Eaten By Snake
I'm sure you've all now seen that clip from Planet Earth II of the baby iguana making a run for it away from a zealous gang of snakes regardless of whether or not you've been fully committed to David Attenborough's sequel documentary series.
Social media users called it one of the greatest TV moments in history (arguably haven't seen the chandelier scene in Only Fools). The iguana in question managed to flee the clutch of the snakes in the end, offering viewers a respite from the horrors of the animal world. But for those who want to see baby iguanas be eaten whole in one-fell-swoop, it's your lucky day. The BBC has now released a grittier behind-the-scenes video of one iguana who fought fire with fire and lost.
In this piece of deleted footage, we see the wee lizard beginning life on Isla Fernandina, reserved yet ready for the obstacles life is going to through at him/her.
Unbeknownst to him/her, as he/she paces across the sand, a hungry set of snakes are hiding among some rocks, who then entangle the iguana. One snake then eats him/her in one go, bringing to horrible close to his/her life.
"This is the first time snakes have been filmed hunting en masse," the producers said of the show.
"But they aren't working together. It's every snake for itself."
Doesn't really look that way.
Featured image credit: BBC