Sharks are often feared because of how these gigantic creatures are portrayed in Hollywood movies. They are often shown as monstrous creatures who crave to eat human beings with their razor-sharp teeth. However, that is not the case in real life. In fact, some sharks die a hopeless death just like what happened with this Great White shark who has choked to death on a sea turtle.
According to VT, a fisherman named Greg Vella was the one who managed to capture the ill fate of the poor shark and he decides to share it on the Facebook group Commercial Salmon, Albacore & Crab Fishers alongside the following caption:
“I was out commercial ‘ken ken’ style fishing for tuna (Japan, Pacific Ocean side) when I heard chatter on the radio that there was a white shark swimming around with a big sea turtle in [its] mouth. People started to joke about it, so I did not pay it any more attention.”
“The next day, it was found dead, near the bait receivers, tangled in some netting. The captains I interviewed who saw the mighty shark the day before, said it looked close to death, as it could not dislodge the giant turtle. The commercial guys were bummed, as white sharks do not bother their commercial fishing, and most certainly do bother the things that eat our catch,” Vella wrote.
He then concluded the post by revealing that the shark weighed 4,500 pounds (2,000kg).
It was truly unfortunate that the shark had to suffer from such kind of death when all it does is freely roam the depths of the sea.
Because the shocking images uploaded online were quite rare, the said post garnered a lot of attention on the social media community. Many people expressed their pity for the poor white shark and said that if help came just a little bit earlier, it could have been possible to save the shark.