Whenever I watch action films and animated cartoon movies that feature elaborate chase scenes that are meant to thrill and delight those who are watching, I find myself wondering: “Does any of this kind of stuff ever happen in real life?”
And up until today I would have probably said, “no, these are just scripts written by people who know how to entertain us.” That was before I watched the iguana in this clip from BBC’s Planet Earth II.
The video starts with a dark iguana who is standing incredibly still, as he’s found himself in a den of snakes and doesn’t want to draw attention to himself. Unfortunately, one snake who has sensed his movement is making his way toward the iguana.
Just as the snake finds what it’s looking for, the chase is on!
Sprinting full speed through the snake den, this iguana achieves a miraculous escape! Watch the video above to see the full action sequence of how this iguana triumphs when the odds are stacked against him.