A 1,000 pound tiger shark attacks a 7-8 foot hammerhead as it is being reeled in.
“The fisherman, Ryan Willsea, was reeling in an 8 foot Hammerhead shark when a one-thousand pound Tiger Shark decided to intervene. Underwater, the Hammerhead attempts to escape both the fisherman and the shark but finds itself overpowered easily under the circumstances.
According to Florida Museum of Natural History shark researcher George Burgess, Tiger sharks are “expert at taking advantage of situations when a potential prey item is compromised… And nothing makes an animal more compromised than having a hook in its mouth and being pulled to a boat.”
Willsea and company haven’t reported whether or not the Hammerhead survived the attack but it’s unlikely that it lived to bite on another fishing line.”