David Zinn was fishing with his stepfather in Florida, off the coast of Port St.Lucie, southwest of Orlando, when he felt a strong pull on his line before attempting to disengage the hook when an alligator jumped out of the water
Image: David Zinn)
A fearsome square between an alligator and a shark has been captured by a stunned fisherman.
David Zinn was fishing with his stepfather in Florida, off the coast of Port St. Lucie, southwest of Orlando, when he felt a strong pull on his line.
Zinn was shocked to find he had caught a juvenile bull shark on his line before he and his stepfather rushed to remove the hook from its mouth.
However, the situation quickly became dangerous when they encountered an alligator while approaching the shark to free it.
They said the alligator pounced on them and nearly threw them both backwards into the water with the creatures.
Narrated by David Zinn 9News : “Down by the water a five foot alligator pounced on us.
“We almost fell the rocks into the water with both of us. They surprised us and in the end both the alligator and the shark swam away safely.”
Alligator attacks in Florida average about seven times a year, according to data from the Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Bull sharks are considered an “aggressive species” that can range from saltwater and freshwater environments.
The species is found in coastal waters worldwide.
In the United States, they are found off the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, and unlike most sharks, bull sharks can survive in fresh water for long periods of time. They have even been found in the Mississippi and Amazon.
In 2021, there were 28 unprovoked shark bites in Florida compared to 19 shark bites in the rest of the US and 26 outside the US
Last month, video showed at least 50 hungry sharks circling in shallow water off the US coast.
Footage shared by the Florida Pasco County Sheriff’s Office was taken by its aviation team after the sea creatures were sighted just over 30 miles from Tampa.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office)
Posting the chilling clip to Facebook earlier this month, the sheriff’s office warned people to be aware of the dangers of the water.
The post states, “A day in the water is a fun way to beat our Florida heat, but it’s important to be aware of the dangers both underwater and above.”
The fish were circling off the coast of Anclote Island, and shark researcher Jack Morris revealed the reason so many were spotted together.
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