We've all experienced days when we think we're going to accomplish something great and instead end up with our face in a snow bank and our rear end wiggling in the breeze. That's what happened to a hungry fox on this weekend's episode of the BBC's riveting wildlife documentary series "Planet Earth II." That fox is now a Twitter hero.
The fox is actually displaying a common hunting behavior. Its dedicated nosedive is aimed at catching a vole under the blanket of snow.
For the fox, it's just dinnertime. For some viewers, it's a metaphor for the nosedives of human existence and particularly the trials of 2016, a year of celebrity deaths and a contentious election.
It seems like each week's episode of "Planet Earth II" spawns a new internet sensation. Previously, we watched a baby iguana's heart-pounding escape from snakes and a brutal encounter between a lioness and a giraffe's foot. The fox face-plant is more on the comical side, but at least it gives Twitter something to commiserate over:
And we can all agree the fox looks fantastic: