KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A visitor to a South African park captured video of a stork's heart-stopping close encounter with a crocodile of the adorable variety.
A video posted to YouTube by user roaneric shows a stork drinking in the water at Kruger National Park's Sunset Dam.
The peaceful scene is quickly interrupted by the appearance of a crocodile that lunges out of the water and snaps its jaws at the bird.
The startled stork quickly dodges backward, but soon realizes the crocodile, a baby, is not quite large enough to prove dangerous.
The bird easily avoids the crocodile as it continues its water break.