Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed perhaps the only thing that will stop him from working out — a hawk wrestling a snake outside his kitchen window.
The action movie icon and potential presidential candidate shared a clip of the interspecies WWE smackdown with his 253 million followers on Instagram.
“It’s either this hawk’s Copperhead snake or my weekend workout,” reads the lengthy caption to the clip of the wild moment, which reportedly occurred while the 49-year-old action star was about to leave for the gym.
“I tried to open the door with some firm DJ energy and instead of flying away, he got pissed and hasn’t stopped ka kaw’ng me since,” he added.
In the now-viral clip with nearly 7 million views as of Monday morning, the regal raptor can be seen devouring the serpent on the house’s balcony railing while the “Jumanji” actor narrates the savage spectacle like a musclebound David Attenborough.
“Right outside my door is a big, beautiful hawk who’s got his talons on a hell of a snake,” intones, Johnson, who famously voiced the hawk-mimicking demi-god Maui in “Moana.” He then adds, while chuckling, “He started with the head of the snake which is always smart to do … oh, no, he’s going for the tail now. I don’t blame you — get that tail. I like tail, too, as well.”
While certainly majestic, the hangry bird was also apparently preventing the MTV Generation Award Winner from getting his swoll on.
“The problem is I have to go the gym,” lamented the bemused bodybuilder of the hawk-blocking moment. “And I have to go down these stairs … and he’s here. So we gotta little problem.”
“Clearly, we both have a few things in common but he’s gotta eat and I gotta train,” Johnson wrote in the caption. “Wish me luck, this could get ugly.”
The bizarre interspecies encounter has taken Instagram by storm.
“The rock of hawks,” exclaimed “Walking Dead” actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 55, in the comments.
Another commenter quipped, “We got pigeons that big in LA they really just be outta shape from eating leftover elote [Mexican street corn] tho.”
One fan even compared the harrowing scene to the emblem on the Mexican flag, which depicts a bird of prey clutching a serpent in its talons.
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