An American thrill seeker has wowed online audiences by dangling precariously above a pond full of hungry predators at an alligator farm.
Josh Beaudoin is a professional in the sport of slacklining, where participants anchor a flat rope between two sturdy points and make repeated crossings in a display of incredible core stability.
The Alaskan adrenaline junkie certainly drew the attention of the lurking crocodilians, one coming to within one foot of Beaudoin as he crossed.
Post successfully reaching the other side 33-year-old Beaudoin had this to say:
When you are in my line of work the ‘what ifs’ are entertaining to think about and at times very important, but it is important to acknowledge fear but you must not let it control you.
The more you embrace it with a smile and can back it up with experience. It felt like there were hundreds of them but at one point I looked down and counted at least nine alligators underneath me and saw that there were others coming to get in on the action.
It was at that point when I completely realised that there was absolutely no room for error.”
Well played. I mean he is mental, but nothing ventured nothing gained.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.