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Planet Earth II: Baby iguana fights snakes in viral video

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Hot on the heels of this weekend’s intense penguin drama comes nature’s next nail-biting moment — this time, courtesy of the BBC One nature documentary series, Planet Earth II.

As you can see in the clip below — which went viral Monday — it’s literally a race for survival as a newborn marine iguana is forced to make its way past a host of eagerly-awaiting Galapagos racer snakes, who more than live up to their name. It’s a tense scene that easily highlights the British series’ proclivity for capturing life in the wild.

Unfortunately for American viewers, the whole show won’t be making its premiere stateside until Jan. 28 on BBC America. The David Attenborough-narrated, Hans Zimmer-scored series consists of six episodes, each set in a different ecological habitat. The clip, featured above, is from the show’s first episode, titled “Islands.” 

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