We’ve all been there. Naively confident about the life choices we make and blissfully ignorant of our imminent humiliation. There is, indeed, a part of all of us in this lion that got annihilated by a giraffe on Planet Earth II last night.
The desert episode showed a giraffe being hunted by desperate lions on all sides.
One big cat leapt up to strike the fatal blow, but the giraffe wasn’t having it – it drop kicked the lion out of the way, then trampled all over it before making a swift exit.
As one viewer put it, the giraffe “mugged that lion right off”.
It really helped a lot of people put their woes into perspective:
And real empathy…
I’ve never chased a giraffe, but I’d imagine it would end a lot like tonight’s planet earth did
— Nick (@WheresMaJaiket) November 27, 2016
Planet Earth II continues on Sunday at 8pm on BBC1. The next episode will focus on Grasslands