Blue Planet Live viewers shocked as a seagull snatches a baby turtle yards from ...

'Nature is savage': Blue Planet Live viewers are shocked as a seagull snatches a baby turtle yards from the oblivious host Hatchling's first few hours on Australia's Heron Island turned into a nightmare  Hundreds of stunned people shared their collective shock at the mortifying clip  One of the audience even claiming to be 'traumatised' after the bird plucked the turtle

By Jack Elsom For Mailonline

Published: 02:11 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 02:12 BST, 1 April 2019

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Tonight's episode of Blue Planet Live left viewers gobsmacked as a seagull swooped down and plucked one of the baby turtles which the presenter was in the middle of talking about. 

What was supposed to be a heartwarming account of the 'precious' hatchling's first few hours on Australia's Heron Island turned into a nightmare when the bird snatched it from right under Liz Bonnin's nose.  

Social media immediately exploded with hundreds of stunned people sharing their collective shock at the mortifying clip - with one of the audience even claiming to be 'traumatised'. 

What was supposed to be a heartwarming account of the 'precious' hatchling's first few hours on Australia's Heron Island turned into a nightmare

What was supposed to be a heartwarming account of the 'precious' hatchling's first few hours on Australia's Heron Island turned into a nightmare

Moments before the hungry seagull's arrival, Liz said: 'We've watched them come up to the sands of Heron to nest and we've also had the great privilege of watching precious new lives, little hatchings emerging from nests and making it in the big blue.

She then explained that, with conservationist Liz Fergurson, a batch of five newborn turtles would be released into the sea. 

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