watching this is the most stressed out ive ever been in my lifepic.twitter.com/tDu61vXdEb— A-TrainKickz (@ATrainKickz) November 7, 2016
Source: Twitter, BBC
Living in a dog-eat-dog world is tough, especially when you are a baby lizard running for your life from the moment of birth.
In a heart-stopping footage, BBC’s "Planet Earth II" featured a tiny iguana being chased by a whole nest of snakes in Galapagos Islands.
The newly born iguana is sitting basking in the sun when a long snake approaches it. The little animal is wary but lets its guard down when the snake passes it by. However, another snake soon sneaks up behind it and almost bites it on the tail. The iguana leaps and runs for its life but suddenly a whole swarm of snakes appears out of nowhere and start chasing the creature.
The little iguana is able to create some distance between itself and its natural enemies and thinks it has gotten away. But as soon as it climbs a rocky outcrop, it is once again attacked by another den. The newborn lizard is wrapped in the coils of several snakes that are determined to crush it to death. But miraculously it is able to slip free and escape.
On its way up the sanctuary of rocks, it meets many other snakes that swipe at it with their fangs and almost bite it, but with some skilled acrobatics he manages to get away and finds its way to the top where a companion awaits him.
It’s not clear whether the pursuing snakes eventually find him but the little iguana was last seen sitting peacefully with its friend on a cliff top.
This is not a segment from a movie. The struggle for survival is very real for these little animals that are forced to fend for themselves from the moment they are born. The iguana, however, has evaded its predators for the moment and internet users are filled with praise for it.
So yeah, I just actually cheered out loud for the Iguana that escaped from the hell snakes. Go Iguanas!!! #planetearthII— Phil Hindle (@GeekyMcGeekface) November 7, 2016
If today is my last day on this earth, at least I spent it watching that iguana/snake video 25 times in a row.— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) November 7, 2016
When my boy the iguana escaped this snake attack last night on Planet Earth 2 I was so hyped 😂🙌🏻🐍🚫 Who else watched? pic.twitter.com/mHoNjO0qQY— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) November 7, 2016
Imagine how stupid that snake must feel knowing everyone in the world watched him get punk'd by that iguana— Luke (@LukeyBurns) November 8, 2016
Been laying in bed in the dark talking to my roomie about this snake vs. iguana video for the past 15 min. Still shook— not winter (@summergarza_) November 8, 2016
When that iguana had to stay perfectly still so the snake wouldn't see him and you're just like pic.twitter.com/kE6KcdrmKB— Tyler ImWithHerkabee (@TylerHuckabee) November 7, 2016
Between a home-wrecking penguin and a snake/iguana chase, it's nice to see a little nature filling the 'ol timeline over politics.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 7, 2016
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