Grouper Devours 4ft Shark in the Gulf of Mexico
Here’s the video: A man catches a 4ft shark, but before he can haul it up — the shark gets eaten.
According to YouTube user Gimbb14, a goliath grouper had been circling his boat for about an hour, even appearing to inspect some of his other catches before the attack.
The video was taken while the user was fishing off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida this month. The video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday and already has more than 100,000 views.
The goliath grouper is the largest grouper in the western Atlantic, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Goliath groupers can grow to about 8 feet long and weigh 800 pounds, but they don’t normally eat sharks. A typical grouper diet will include spiny lobsters, shrimp, crab, stingrays and young sea turtles. Their huge months and sharp teeth make it easy for them to swallow their prey whole.
Groupers are traditionally found near rocks or coral in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, also in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California to Peru.
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