Mexico City: A heart-stopping video has emerged from Mexico which shows a black panther creeping silently up on a man.
Eduardo Serio, an animal keeper, would have been finished had he not turned around in time for the animal to recognise him.
While the wild cat, named Kal-El, had every intention to pounce on the man, but the incident ended up in cuddles and a few friendly licks.
Later in the video which was posted on The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation Facebook page, Serio is seen taunting the cat into chasing him and even kissing it several times before gently pushing it away.
Kal-El is one of the animals who are taken care of by Serio in his animal sanctuary.
Watch the video here: