STOMACH-CHURNING footage shows the moment a dead RAT was 'pulled' from a boy's belly button.
In the clip a child can be seen lying on his back as a pair of hands seem to dig into his belly button.
A small amount of blood appears before the man - presumably a doctor - tugs the rodent from his stomach.
As it disintegrates the man lays its body parts on the young boy's stomach to examine it.
Bizarrely, in the background a person can be heard praying in Portuguese.
The gruesome footage was reportedly shot in Brazil and was uploaded to YouTube.
It has been viewed more than 7,000 times since being added to the site on July 1.
However, many people watching the video have speculated that it is not real but is the result of sleight of hand and camera trickery.
One viewer wrote: "That is some really mildly interesting sleight of hand right there..."
Another simply added: "Fake!!"