Shocking video has emerged which appears to show a young girl swing from a rope and jump into the water just inches from an enormous alligator - which she knew was in there.
The harrowing footage , believed to have been filmed in the Everglades in Florida, first shows a family playing outside a house on the riverbanks in Florida.
In the video, a little girl swims in the water just metres from the large alligator and then clambers out as a man, believed to be her father, dangles his foot just inches above the enormous reptile's resting jaws.
"That would be Pete," he says seeming to indicate to the alligator.
A slightly older girl, seen sitting high up in a tree above the water, shouts to her dad that she is going to jump in - as the predator lurks clearly visible below.