It was the day innocence died for thousands of viewers of Blue Planet.
As host Liz Bonnin was talking about baby turtles and their plight to survive, a seagull swooped down and snatched up a baby turtle eating it live on air.
The episode, shot on Australia’s Heron Island, was about six protected baby turtled being released back into the sea.
Viewers were shooked!
ITV’s Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid tweeted: “Blue Planet Live releases baby turtles on the beach. Seagull steals one for dinner.”
I’m interested in one thing and one thing only: bent seagulls. pic.twitter.com/NFV7cXk9io
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) March 31, 2019
— Natalie Helena (@NatalieHelenaB) March 31, 2019
Finally got my mum to watch Blue Planet Live, only for a seagull to swoop down and eat a baby turtle they were releasing. She is now beside herself and will not speak to me. pic.twitter.com/sLu2q7FG27
— Zoe Little (@ZoeLittle18) March 31, 2019