The moment a brave house cat took on an alligator has been captured on camera - with surprising results.
A number of alligators are lounging in water next to a yard, where a curious cat can be seen approaching one of them.
One man can be heard saying: "Cats are smart, they know how to stay out the way."
While a girl pleads: "Ahhh. Don't eat the kitty." She adds: "Oh God, get the cat away, it's going to eat the cat."
The two animals then engage in a prolonged face-off, before the cat takes a swipe at the alligator and it makes a surprisingly hasty retreat back into the water.
Cat 1, alligator 0.