Kenya Foy
November 08, 2016 3:08 pm

We never thought there would come a day when an iguana would be our hero, but sometimes life throws you a curveball and whaddya know, you’re fangirling over a reptile. No, Election Day hasn’t gotten to our brains (yet), but this Planet Earth II footage of snakes chasing an iguana certainly has.

BBC Earth Unplugged posted the intense scene of a group of bloodthirsty snakes chasing marine iguanas and it’s basically a visual representation of “OH, HELL NO. I’m outta here!” Ordinarily, the only snakes we want to see are on a dress worn by Zoë Saldana, but this is one of the most thrilling events we’ve ever watched.

Before you ask, the answer is yes: We absolutely screamed OMG NOOOO, when the poor hatchling marine iguana became entangled in the clutches, grips or what the hell ever you call it when a gang of slithery snakes wrap themselves around you. That was seriously THE most nail-biting, unscripted moment that TV has ever seen.

So, we need someone to place this iguana on a t-shirt with the tagline “Never give up” because it is officially the face of  persistence. Thanks to the crafty little guy, we’ll be glued to the TV on Jan. 28 when Planet Earth II premieres on BBC America.