Heart-racing footage of a young marine iguana escaping a nest of hungry snakes and literally running for its life went viral on social media after airing on BBC’s ‘Planet Earth 2’. Social media users hailed the chase “the greatest chase scene in motion picture history”.
The clip opens with a snake spotting and chasing the young lizard, which suddenly stops stock still in its tracks in an effort to hide from its pursuer.
Presenter David Attenborough sets up the tension that follows by explaining that although snakes can’t see very well, they can detect movement. If the iguana can manage to stay calm and very, very still, he may just about manage to escape what would surely be a brutal death.
Unfortunately, after trying to hold its nerve in the face of death, the young iguana can’t wait any longer and instead decides to make a last ditch dash for freedom.
Suddenly, several other hungry snakes emerge and chase the iguana at speed. The tense chase takes an incredible turn when the iguana is suddenly enveloped by snakes. They begin to constrict the lizard in what looks like the beginning of the end.
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