A video captures the moment a young angler loses her fish to a shark that suddenly leaped out of the water to snatch the fish from her line.
A man was filming a girl fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But just as Sarah Brame thought she had caught a fish, a shark snatched it from her.
The cameraman utters a string of expletives as the shark snatches the catch. Sarah screeches: "It's a shark! a shark! it's a shark! It's a big-ass shark!"
The cameraman shouts, "I got that on camera! I got that on camera! Wooo!"
The video went viral immediately after Sarah posted it to YouTube. But what is shocking about the video is that Sarah was not fishing in the ocean, she was only standing on a dock along a marshy inlet.
The Daily Mail reports that the shark appears to be a bull shark. Bull sharks are found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. They are known to leave the ocean and swim upstream into brackish and fresh water. They have reportedly been seen in the Ohio River in Indiana.
The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature. They are believed to be responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including attacks attributed to other species.
Bull sharks may grow up to 13 feet and weigh more than 1,200 pounds.