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.
As we found out during Sunday’s episode of Planet Earth II, giraffes are significantly tougher than their spindly frames suggest.
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.
There were some inevitable jokes.
The clip made some people realise just how easy they’ve got it.
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.