We’ve already written about how amazing ‘Planet Earth II’ appears to be based on its extended trailer, a horrifying clip of a lizard outrunning dozens of speedy snakes, and a video of very good bears dancing/scratching their backs on trees to “Jungle Boogie.” Now, the BBC has released another preview of the documentary series, which is currently airing in the UK and will debut on January 28, 2017 in the U.S.
In the clip, a lion appears ready to pounce on its prey but then slowly begins to back away before leaping into the air as a big-ass giraffe gallops into the frame at full speed. The lion lashes at the giraffe with its claws, but it’s no use; the long-necked creature plows right over the predator and then tramples it with its hooves. The lion bounces back upright and appears to be considering giving chase to the giraffe when the video fades out.
Who knew giraffes could ruin a lion like that? Not us, that’s for sure.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 27, 2016
And here’s a video of a giraffe attacking a woman who’d wandered to close to it.
The lesson is: Don’t fight or walk near a giraffe, even if you’re a lion.