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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson posts viral video of hawk vs snake death match on his balcony

Story at a glance

  • The actor posted a video to Instagram showing a hawk devouring a snake right outside his kitchen.
  • “He started with the head of the snake, which is always smart to do,” Johnson said.
  • “The problem is I gotta go to the gym, and I have to walk down these stairs to get to the gym, that’s the only way, and he’s here. So, we’ve got a little problem,” Johnson said.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got an up-close and personal look at mother nature over the weekend. 

The professional wrestler turned actor shared an Instagram video on Sunday showing a large bird of prey with a snake in its talons.

The hungry bird is seen standing on a pillar right outside Johnson’s kitchen window devouring the serpent. 


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“Right outside my kitchen door is a big, beautiful hawk who got his talons on a hell of a snake,” Johnson is heard saying in the video. 

“He started with the head of the snake, which is always smart to do. The problem is I gotta go to the gym, and I have to walk down these stairs to get to the gym, that’s the only way, and he’s here. So, we’ve got a little problem,” Johnson said. 

“It’s either my workout or his snake. We’re gonna see what gives here in a second. Wish me luck. Ya’ll don’t hear from me in a few hours, well, you’ll know I got my a– kicked by a hawk” he quipped. 

The viral video has been viewed more than 7 million times.


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