They say ‘survival of the fittest’. Now, imagine being born as a baby iguana and getting chased by a pack of violent racer snakes. Life of animals in the wild is not as dreamy as humans imagine it to be. When we are born, our first instinct that we trust after opening our eyes is to breathe. For, these cute iguanas, the first instinct is to escape death. Now imagine watching such acts of survival from your cosy rooms. Even the comfort cannot stop the thrill and adrenaline rush in your blood. Add to this, Sir David Attenborough’s voice describing the action. Sir Attenborough is undeniably one of the greatest broadcaster and naturalists in history. In a new teaser clip for Planet Earth II, which is BBC’s upcoming show, following the previous legendary documentary series which was also narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
In the video you can see an iguana hatching amidst an island full of snakes and then dodges death, or does it really? Apart from that, in a world of every snake for itself, one can see snakes eating and killing each other to get an iguana hatchling. Horrific, isn’t it? One simple hold-your-breath two-minute action scene, unusual for the human eye, packs drama, tension, excitement and suspense. Watch till the end to believe it. Believe that this will be the best thing on the internet right now, and it will stay in your memory for a long time. What is this life, at one moment you are a beautiful perfect looking iguana, and the next moment you are dinner for snakes, en masse?
— Philip Morris (@phil500) November 7, 2016
— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 6, 2016
Now, after watching this scene, we are sure, there are a number of questions in your mind. Don’t you want to know where is this snake island? Why did the people capturing the moments on camera, did not set fire to the island later? Moreover, why don’t the iguana’s go live on the different island? Also, if these iguanas can come out of the clutches of death amongst more than a hundred snakes, right after birth, what’s going to happen if they decide to rule the human world? We are sure you will find a lot of answers to these questions, and some more when the BBC documentary releases here. Till then let us savour the nightmare-inducing, heart-pounding clip as many times over as possible.