This terrifying video shows a crocodile chasing a terrified boy as he desperately tries to swim away. According to The Daily Mail, the footage was captured in Sian Ka’an Mexico by powerless onlookers who filmed the boy swimming for his life.
At one point, it looks as if the crocodile is going to catch the boy before a quick thinking bystander throws an object at the animal. This distracts the crocodile long enough for the lucky boy to make his escape.
Manuel Cerrara, who filmed the incident, said that the crocodile may have chased the boy because he associates humans with food, as he is regularly fed by tourists.
“Unfortunately, that crocodile already associated us with food and as the video shows the boy was saved because the crocodile is well fed and chased at a pace that allowed him to reach the shore,” Mr Cerrara said.