Published: Mar 22, 2013 6:54 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A long-time Southwest Florida resident celebrated her birthday in a daring way.

Mabel Euing decided to celebrate her 79th birthday by swimming with tigers. Her daughter and grandson made the trip down from Pennsylvania to help her crazy idea become a reality. The three went to Wild Things in Dade City.

Euing says she grew up on a farm, so she's always been close to animals, and wasn't scared at all!