Nature can be quite savage.
Sir David Attenborough has returned to the small screen for the second season of BBC’s award-winning wildlife documentary series, “Planet Earth II” — and so far, it is just as thrilling as everyone expected it to be.
The latest episode, shot in the jungles of Madagascar and Brazil, particularly left the viewers astonished after a huge jaguar took on an enormous caiman crocodile and sank its powerful jaws in the back of its head.
The entire thing was surreal to begin with, but BBC’s digitally doctored sound effects took the dramatic hunt to a completely new level. In fact, that “CRUNCH” was so spectacular, it was probably how the poor caiman heard it too.
“Jaguars have the most powerful bite of any cat, and he knows the caiman's most dangerous point, the back of its skull,” Attenborough told the viewers. He then aptly dubbed the cat “killer of the killers” — which many on the Twitter vehemently agreed with.
After all, how many times have you seen a jaguar pouncing in on an unsuspecting 10-foot crocodile and brutally slay it in one bite?
Social media users were understandably stunned.
Jaguar just took oot a crocodile ?????? Planet Earth is something else like!!..— Paddy Jack (@paddyjaque) November 20, 2016
Crocodile having its skull smashed in. Standard Sunday evening again. This planet earth II is boss mate ??— Conor Gilmurray (@ConorGilmurray) November 20, 2016
That Jaguar is bossing it #PlanetEarth— Carl (@__Britton__) November 20, 2016
No way!!! Jaguar tearing into a Cayman. Planet earth is incredible— Dan Pullen (@danmfc90) November 20, 2016
300lb jaguar.. killing alligators for fun! absolute beautiful scenes Jeff!! #planetearth— Al Murphy (@Al10Murphy) November 20, 2016
Earlier in the episode, jaguars were seen prowling along the banks of a river in search of their next meal when a female spotted a seemingly helpless pack of capybara swimming and basking in the sun. However, before the cat could attack, the rodents sensed the danger and calmly swam away.
The first episode of “Planet Earth II” also had viewers on the edge of their seats after a nest of starving snakes tried to hunt down a baby iguana.
It was nerve-wracking, to say the least.