Do you like sleeping soundly? Well that's about to end quite promptly.
Last night saw the return of David Attenborough and the amazing spectacle that is the 'Planet Earth' series, and while things started off cute and furry thanks to a pygmy sloth (or 'slowth' as Attenborough says, which we're likening to the British pronunciation of 'scone' - correct, but also, wrong), it quickly descended into scenes of chaos and devastation.
The first of those horror scenes featured the marine iguana from the Galapagos, who, quite like turtles, have a difficult start at life right from the get go.
How difficult you ask? Oh, just needing to make it across a rocky beach infested with thousands of racer snakes gathered there for the sole purpose of killing and eating them.
We really weren't kidding about it being nightmare fuel.
— Matt Weldt (@MattWeldt) November 6, 2016
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillips14) November 6, 2016
when u think uni is stressful but then u watch #planetearth2 and realise u didn't have to outrun racer snakes the day u were born so alls gd
— alice (@alicegregan) November 6, 2016
To do list tomorrow:
Have 100,000 racer snakes dropped off at the Daily Mail and Sun Headquarters. #PlanetEarth2
— Lieutenant Cool (@LieutenantCool) November 6, 2016
The snakes vs iguana sequence on #PlanetEarth2 just now is probably the most brilliantly edited piece of television I've seen in ten years.
— Matt F (@MattJF) November 6, 2016
I have never rooted for anything as much as I did for the iguana on #planetearth2
— Kris Hallenga (@KrisPoB) November 6, 2016
The snakes chasing the iguanas scene in #planetearth2 was just about the most stressful thing i've ever witnessed
— Michael English (@michaelenglis22) November 6, 2016
I thought A-Levels were bad, at least I didn't have to outrun a pack of Racer Snakes the day I was born. #PlanetEarth2
— Samrambe (@420marmite) November 6, 2016
So I guess 10 million people will be having nightmares about getting chased by gangs of snakes tonight #planetearth2
— Rick Edwards (@rickedwards1) November 6, 2016
Well, I wasn't expecting to spend my Sunday night cheering on a baby Sea-going Iguana in a race against snakes. Amazing stuff. #planetearth2
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) November 6, 2016
Human children have it easy. BABY IGUANAS HAVE TO FIGHT A LEGION OF NIGHTMARE SNAKES ON THEIR FIRST DAY. Humans are SPOILT #planetearth2
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) November 6, 2016
I didn't give a shit about sea iguanas 5 mins ago, now I'm setting up a direct debit to have a bridge made over them snakes! #planetearth2
— RDD (@RichDulson1989) November 6, 2016
Throw in a wise-cracking sidekick and this would be the best action film ever. Go baby iguana, go! #planetearth2
— Tamal Ray (@DrRayBakes) November 6, 2016
Mother Nature is an absolute dick.
"Hi, welcome. You're alive. One thing I should mention, KILLER SNAKE ARMY. Good luck" #PlanetEarth2
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) November 6, 2016
— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 6, 2016
If you weren't screaming, you were clearly watching a different show.
The only upside to this is that it will make for a very good Gogglebox this week.
— âœ?ï¸? (@MrLukeJohnston) November 7, 2016
'Planet Earth 2' continues on BBC One next Sunday at 8pm.