— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 27, 2016
LONDON — If someone asked you to predict the outcome of a pack of lions hunting a fleeing giraffe, you probably wouldn’t bet too heavily on the giraffe.
But that’s where you’d be wrong.
Early on in the episode, David Attenborough narrated a scene in which a hungry pack of lions were hunting down a giraffe.
“The giraffe has the speed and stamina to outrun the pride,” said Attenborough. “But it’s being chased into a trap.
“Up ahead, the lead female waits.”
Turns out the trap wasn’t as effective as the lions were hoping, though.
Twitter really got behind the giraffe.
That giraffe nearly kicked that lion's head off. Fair play to the lad. #planetearth2
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) November 27, 2016
There were some inevitable jokes.
Lion 1: "We lost another potential meal"
Lion 2: "Are you having a giraffe?"
Lion 1: "What did I just say?!"#planetearth2
— Jamie Hurrell (@Jamiehurrell) November 27, 2016
The clip made some people realise just how easy they’ve got it.
I thought I was stressed and then I saw that lion get kicked in the face by a giraffe #planetearth
— Samantha Hacker (@SammiHacker) November 27, 2016
All in all, though, this person probably summed the whole thing up best:
That giraffe just mugged that lion right off on Planet Earth II
— Ell (@_ellienickson_) November 27, 2016
The lesson? Don’t ever get on the wrong side of a giraffe.