Not so happy feet! Bloody video shows male penguin viciously attacking a love rival after returning home to find him in his nest with his wife
A brutal video has surfaced of a male penguin bloodily beating a love rival – after returning home to his nest to find him getting intimate with his wife.
It was supposed to be a picture of bliss: A husband happily returning home from his journey, ready to reunite with his wife and children.
But the homecoming would soon turn into a bloody and violent soap opera when the husband found another male in his house.
The vicious showdown that ensued between the two male penguins was captured in a National Geographic video that rivaled an episode of The Real World.
A male penguin went into a rage when he saw that his penguin wife had been in bed with another mate. Pictured here is the female penguin and her homewrecker
The vicious showdown that ensued between the two men was captured in a National Geographic video that rivaled an episode of The Real World
It begins innocently enough. The video’s narrator calmly explains that 200,000 penguins are returning to fix up their nests and breed.
One of those penguins is the husband, the protagonist in our story. He waddles home, the gentle sound of crashing waves behind him.
That’s when he sees his wife and her new love.
‘He flips out,’ the narrator dramatically exclaims. ‘The strategy is simple: Battle the homewrecker – until he flees’.
But the homewrecker penguin isn’t willing to go down without a catfight that could be straight out of Days of Our Lives.
There is no time for excuses or explanations. The two male penguins immediately begin to duke it out, turning their beaks into swords in their fight for love.
But the even more vicious weapon is their wings.
The two male penguins immediately begin to duke it out, turning their beaks into swords in the fight for love that looks straight out of a soap opera
Then, suddenly, both the male penguins stop. They’ve declared a stalemate and both decide to call to the female – and let her decide whose the winner
She saunters over and confidently stands by her man. But its not her husband she chooses, its the homewrecker
They begin to walk away and for a few devastating seconds we can only watch the husband as the mother of his children leaves him
‘Most birds have hollow bones in their wings, to make them lighter for flight. But penguins don’t fly, their flippers contain solid bones,’ the narrator explains.
His words resonate as the penguins continue to viciously slap each other.
‘They use them like baseball bats to clobber each other,’ he continues. ‘Delivering up to eight blows per second.’
The narrator almost tries to comfort the viewer, assuring us that the penguins’ blubber is helping protect their vital organs ‘from the pummeling’.
But they are both still horrifically covered in blood.
Then, suddenly, both the male penguins stop. They’ve declared a stalemate and decide to call on the female -and let her decide who she wants to be with.
She saunters over and confidently stands by her man. But its not her husband she chooses, its the homewrecker.
But he’s not done yet, deciding to follow them home just a few waddles away
The homewrecker tries to hide in the burrow, but the husband penguin is hacking none of it and he unleashes a brutal beak attack
The fight becomes even more vicious as the male penguins repeatedly peck each other, their tuxedos stained with more and more blood
They begin to walk away, but her husband isn’t done yet.
‘He stands to lose the mother of his children,’ the narrator reminds us. ‘He follows them home, this fight isn’t over yet.’
Home is just a few waddles away and the homewrecker, so confident before, tries to hide in a burrow.
But the husband isn’t deterred, launching a vicious beak attack.
‘Penguins usually use their beaks to gauge their burrows,’ the narrator continues. ‘Now they are gauging out eyes.’
The fight becomes even more vicious as the male penguins repeatedly peck each other, their tuxedos stained with more and more blood.
But just as soon as it started, it is over. The husband penguin makes one last plea for his wife but, as the narrator says: ‘She’s got no time for losers’
He is once again left alone and covered in blood as they saunter away together
But just as soon as it started, it is over. The husband penguin makes one last plea for his wife but, as the narrator says: ‘She’s got no time for losers.’
‘Defeated and humiliated,’ the narrator adds, ‘He’s left out in the cold.’
It is a heartbreaking ending to the video, which has quickly captured the nation’s attention.
National Geographic posted the video to its official Twitter account on Friday, and it has already been retweeted nearly 160,000 times.
Devastated viewers immediately took to Twitter to share their sadness for the husband penguin – and their anger at his wife.
‘Goodnight to everyone except that female penguin who cheated on her husband,’ wrote Nancy Danielle in one popular tweet.
‘I hope a predator kills the female penguin and the homewrecker. YEAH I SAID IT,’ added a commenter named Matthew.
The video caused a massive reaction on Twitter along with a flurry of memes. Michael Jordan’s crying face was just one posted online when the clip surfaced