Sunday night (11 December) will see the final episode of ‘Planet Earth II’ screened, and a member of the series’ production crew has opened up about one terrifying moment that occurred during filming.
The hour-long series closer will focus on cities and the ways in which wildlife has adapted to live (reasonably harmoniously) alongside humans.
One segment will feature scenes from Harar, Ethiopia, where hyenas prowl the streets.
It was there that the crew found themselves surrounded by the animals, and the episode’s producer, Fredi Devas, explains to the Mirror: “I’ve always found hyenas to be quite terrifying animals. In Harar in Ethiopia one night, we were surrounded by more than a hundred of them, fighting.
“A piece of ground where they can meet up like the gangs in ‘Westside Story’ and have it out. They really fight. You’ve got a hundred around you, running around your feet and legs en masse, turning on each other.
Well… Rather them than us, that’s all we’ll say.
In a rare move, the episode will also feature Sir David Attenborough on screen.
So far, the six-part series has been a huge hit with fans, and the BBC has already hinted that a third could be on the way.
Watch the latest episodes of ‘Planet Earth II’ on the BBC iPlayer.