New Delhi: A video of a eleven-and-a-half foot crocodile chasing a swimmer in Mexico has gone viral.
In the video, the tourist can be seen rushing towards the coast as the crocodile makes a move behind him.
The tourist was splashing around off the coast of Mexico's Playa del Carmen when the deadly beast gave chase.
Heart-stopping footage shows the man frantically trying to reach the shore as the predator moves in.
With sightseers screaming from the nearby Boca Paila bridge, in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve, it looks like curtains for the paddler.
Thankfully, a panicked onlooker standing on a nearby bridge hurled an object at the creature, stopping the giant reptile's pursuit.
Manuel Cerrara, who filmed the terrifying footage, was quoted by Nine News saying the boy was lucky the croc is fed regularly by tourists and fishermen.