A Brave Meerkat Tries to Scare an Animatronic Cobra Away From the Colony She Protects

In a slightly nerve-wracking clip from the PBS version of the BBC Series “Spy in the Wild“, a brave meerkat sentry climbed up a very tall tree to look for danger in the area. Upon spotting the very realistic animatronic cobra, the tiny soldier did her best to scare the snake away, without any luck.

Meerkat sentries protect the group by keeping a watch out for potential predators. A female sentry spots a cobra and tries to run it off. Little does she know, the ‘cobra’ is actually a sophisticated fake outfitted with a hidden camera.