This family of elephants had quite a scare when one of its youngest was attacked by a massive lurking crocodile.

Malawi-born Alexander Amuli M’betti Makanga filmed the extraordinary encounter in Liwonde National Park in Malawi on April 10.

The herd was drinking from a watering hole when the crocodile lurched out of the water and latched onto an unsuspecting elephant’s trunk.

The family can be heard bellowing loudly as the juvenile attempted to shake the colossal crocodile off of its trunk.

An older individual, perhaps the matriarch, eventually steps forward to scare off the reptile. Thankfully for this herd, the juvenile ends up escaping relatively unharmed.