It’s like something from a Bourne movie!
The dramatic footage terrified thousands of viewers who tuned in to see the long-awaited return of the BBC documentary hosted by David Attenborough. The clip filmed on Fernandina Island, in the Galápagos Islands, was labelled “the stuff of nightmares” by viewers as they took to Twitter in disbelief at what they’d seen. As the newborn iguanas emerged from under the sand dozens of the deadly predators slithered after them.
The first baby iguana pelts it to safety. But that’s when we’re reminded that nature can be one cruel son of a bitch. The beasts know then that others will follow. Alert and feeling merciless, one by one they snatch fleeing hatchlings as they try and fail to make a break for it. One daredevil iguana manages to outwit his opponent and opts out of running into the face of death. Instead, he plants himself into a statue-like hold and keeps his nerve as the snakes slither past him while attacking his pals. His instinctive tactics will only keep him safe for so long. He chooses his moment and dashes across the sands fending off many snake bites in his path. The little guy leaps and jumps until he too gets caught.
“Nooo, we were all rooting for you!”
But what’s this… Ninja snakes are no match for this super iguana. Managing to wriggle his way out of the reptile’s headlock, he’s come too far in his journey to lose it all now. Wasting no time at all, he jumps from the dangerous pit of sand and climbs the rocks. Level one of life’s mission is complete.