“Kate, are you actually in there with them?” a concerned Tera Barz asked Kate Paul, who was reporting live from inside a reptile enclosure, during the WAWS morning newscast.

A rare breed of crocodile-like reptile had just laid eggs at a local zoo and Paul was there to cover it. She quickly found out, though, that one should keep their distance from a Gharial mother who has just laid eggs (video above).

“You’re a brave woman, Kate,” said anchor Mike Barz after the reptile lunged at Paul. “You’ve earned your money today, that’s for sure.” [h/t Florida News Center]