05/11/2016 19:48 GMT | Updated 05/11/2016 20:21 GMT

Homewrecking Penguin Causes Utterly Savage Fight

Holy. Crap.

A National Geographic documentary has filmed the moment a penguin returned home to find his wife with another man.

What followed is one of the most savage and depressing encounters ever featured in a nature programme.

Confronted with the choice between her old partner and the new flame she rejects the returning husband.

So he fights for her. And what a fight.

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The homewrecker, right.
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The males square off.
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The loser, bloodied and now single.

Predictably, people are a little shaken by the video.


If you too are traumatised, here’s some positive penguin news.