A behemoth of a crocodile was captured on tape chasing a young boy through Mexican waters as terrified onlookers attempted a rescue.
The video, first published by Noticaribe “not long ago,” shows the young male, thought to be a tourist, fleeing for the shore in Sian Ka’an. Behind him, a crocodile gives chase. The videographer, Manuel Carrera, shot video from the Boca Paila bridge above.
Just as the crocodile closes in, one of the onlookers throws an object that distracts it long enough for the boy to make it to shore.
“Fortunately… the boy was saved because the crocodile is well fed and chased at a pace that allowed him to reach the shore,” Carrera said, according to 9 News.
Watch the video above to see the terrifying action.