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Man Grabs A Shark In Ocean And Holds It's Jaw Open ; Video Goes Viral On Social Media
The shark was later released into the open ocean
A man was filmed prying open the jaws of a shark on camera.
New Delhi: A swimmer was filmed during an outrageous sight where he can be seen grabbing a shark in the ocean in the water at USA's Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in Delaware, reports The Mirror. A video of this unusual occurrence was shared on Facebook by Delaware resident Rachael Foster, where it has gone viral. Many criticized the man's actions, while others pointed out that catching and releasing a shark is legal in the state. Ms. Foster later updated her post to say that the swimmer had not broken any rules by catching the shark and everything he did was totally "by the book".
In the video, people can be heard gasping and screaming as the man took hold of the shark and pried its jaws open for the camera. "That's a big*** shark," a woman can be heard saying in the video.
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"For anyone commenting how this guy should have left the shark alone, or that this isn't right you really need to educate yourself," wrote Ms. Foster while sharing the clip. "He did this by the book and was totally legal with it," she said, adding that the swimmer later released the shark into the ocean. "His buddy simply caught a shark. He went out, opened its mouth to get the hook out, then he went deeper into water turned the shark around, and released it!" she wrote.
The video was shared on social media on Sunday and within a span of few days the video has received more than 60,000 views and several comments. "That's so crazy," wrote one person in the comments section.
"He caught it with his hands! The fact that shark is even there is crazy!" another said.
Sand tiger and sandbar sharks are prohibited from being kept and must be immediately released to ensure their survival, according to Delaware laws.