A crocodile show in China took a frightening turn, when a stunt went terribly wrong and caused its performers to flee.
Hilarious footage has surfaced of the moment three terrified young men and a female announcer leaped from centre stage when their show did not go to plan, as shocked families watched on.
One man is seen crouched down, less than a metre from the reptile, appearing to attempt to insert a yellow balloon into the predator’s mouth.
While all focus is on the man, who has his hands dangerously close to the croc’s mouth, two young men stand behind him, watching in anticipation beside a pool of water.
The crocodile remains still, presenting no signs of attacking, but the stunt comes to a halt when one of the men in the background suddenly slips and falls into the murky pool.
The performers scream as they madly scramble away from the placid crocodile.
As audience eventually realises what has happened and that the threat was just a false alarm, gasps of horror quickly turn to laughter.