Watch: Mako Shark Goes Airborne with Sailfish in Its Mouth

The charter captain said it looked “like a dog with a bone.”

 

It’s not uncommon for a shark to hit a hooked fish, but for a 500-pound mako to get completely out of the water with a 60-pound sailfish in its mouth . . . that is.

This news report from 2016 shows just that. Miami’s Capt. Bouncer Smith was out for a day of fishing with some clients from Virginia when the shark hit their catch. The scene quickly turned into a modern version of The Old Man and the Sea, complete with smartphones: The anglers reeled in the sailfish to find it already partially eaten.

Not quite sure where the reporter thought the shark went after the attack, but “it is still in the water.”

 

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