TWO US fishermen got more than a surprise when a shark they had caught was suddenly devoured by a grouper. What’s more, they caught the whole thing on film.
A report in the Huffington Post Canada describes how the fishermen, who were fishing near Bonita Springs, Florida, were about to reel in the four-foot shark when a huge grouper came up from the depths and swallowed it whole.
The incident was caught on video, which was immediately uploaded to Reddit with the following commentary:
‘Ran out to the reef at around 8am yesterday and wasn’t having much luck. Put out a chum block, set down some blue runners on the reef and waited.
‘Had a 15lb goliath grouper take and brought him up, as I brought him to the boat, the monster goliath shown in the video came and tried to steal him.
‘About 30 minutes later I had about a 5 foot nurse shark take and brought him up. As I was dehooking the shark, the goliath came back and inspected but didn’t attack him.
Finally, about an hour after the nurse shark, I hooked the black tip behind the boat in the chum slick, and then the hilarity in the video began.’