Don’t look down! Tail-gating alligators eye up line-walking daredevil

This man treads very carefully as he navigates his way over a thin line, avoiding the jaws of awaiting alligators below.

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33, is a Professional Slackliner, from Alaska, gingerly steps along the line to reach safety while he had at least 10 hungry eyes looking up at him.

Whether you can call him brave or just a little crazy, this daredevil risks his life to attempt a walk his way over the top of the waiting reptiles, expressing as little fear as possible.

 Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

He said: “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.

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

“It felt like there were 100’s of them but at one point I looked down and counted at least 9 alligators underneath me and saw that there were others coming to get in on the action.

“It was at that point when I completely realized that there was absolutely no room for error.”

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

You may think that because he is still above the water, he wouldn’t be at risk, but he does come too close for comfort as he carefully makes his way across the line.

He added: “Walking and surfing over them definitely got their attention. There was one point when I was surfing and the alligator got within a foot from my foot.”

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Josh Beaudoin, 33 crossing the slackline with alligator infested water beneath him

Their eagle eyes miss nothing, and even when he is stabilising himself on the rope, they are popping their head up and wait for him stumble.