Woman Catches Bull Shark, Eats Fish, While Fishing (Video)
Sarah Brame and her family went on fishing in the Cherry Grove inlet near Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
As this was Sarah’s first time fishing, her fiance William Moore took a video of it. However, something unexpected happened.
As Brame stood on a dock and began reeling in a small red drum fish, a bull shark weighing at least 200 lbs leaped out of the water and eats the fish in midair.
‘It’s a shark! a shark! it’s a shark! It’s a big-ass shark!’ Sarah exclaimed.
Meanwhile, William shouted in excitement as he said: ‘I got that on camera! I got that on camera! Wooo!’
After the shark incident, Brame told a local news station in Louisiana: “I was actually kind of scared because I seen it jump and I was, like, oh my gosh, it could jump up here and get me!”
The video which has gone viral on YouTube, currently has more than 3.2 million views since Sarah uploaded it on July 10, 2012.
“We couldn’t believe how it actually happened. We keep watching the video over and over and over again,” Moore told CarolinaLive.com.
Moore said the group of fisherman used chum as bait to catch the shark again–this time while in a boat–but let it go.
Bull sharks are commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. They are known for their aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers.
According to the International Shark Attack File maintained by George Burgess, an ichthyologist at the University of Florida, South Carolina has seen more than 50 total shark attacks over the past century. Of those, 16 attacks are recorded off the beaches of Horry County, where the town of Myrtle Beach is famous as a tourist destination.
Below is the viral video of Sarah Brame catching a shark while fishing: