The BBC makes David Attenborough documentaries for three reasons.
- To help sell televisions at Dixons.
- To justify the licence fee to Daily Mail readers.
- To make viewers’ jaws drop at the natural world.
Speaking of jaws, what about that fight between the caiman crocodile and the jaguar on Planet Earth II last night?
Last night I saw a jaguar eat a cayman on #planetearth and I'll never not have nightmares again.
— Sarah Wray (@Sarahdubbleyew) November 21, 2016
It was all Twitter could talk about. After we’d had a 15 minute discussion about the difference between leopards, jaguars and panthers. And nailed down the spelling of ‘caiman’.
I always think 'caiman' looks wrong, but don't worry, it's right!
— _spell (@_spell) November 21, 2016
We were obsessed.
— SPORF (@Sporf) November 20, 2016
It was mind blowing.
— Matt (@dapper_matt932) November 21, 2016
And I’ll tell you what, footage like that is worth the price of the licence fee all by itself!
— Jon Tsouras (@jontsouras) November 20, 2016
Also, we’re fairly sure there hasn’t been a funny crocodile joke written since the 1930s, but God bless everyone for trying.
— George Porter (@george_porter1) November 21, 2016
Oh, wait, I’ve got one! You know that new Harry Potter film? Well, instead of Planet Earth II, they should have call…
Damnit @BBC why would you call it Planet Earth 2 and not Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them?
— ???????? (@GuptRogue) November 21, 2016