Ten years ago the BBC brought us Planet Earth, the most intense wildlife documentary series ever made. Until recently that is. Because after over five years in the making, the hugely popular series finally returned to our TV screens recently, and the opening episode contained quite possibly the most horrifying, the most fascinating, and the most unforgettable piece of wildlife footage we’ve ever seen.

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We are of course talking about the terrifying battle between racer snakes and baby iguanas on Fernandina, the third largest island of the Galapagos Islands. Well, we say “battle”, but as you can see from the video below, “massacre” would be more appropriate. The footage had many people yelling at their TV screens, while other people preferred to yell from behind the couch. And we don’t blame them, because the scene unfolds like something out of a horror movie. See for yourself, but be warned: it’s pretty brutal…

More info: Planet Earth 2