Fishermen Find Monster Great White Shark That Choked On Sea Turtle
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
While shark attacks are actually pretty rare, it doesn't stop some people from being freaked out about going into the ocean. And if you're one of those people, probably best to look away now because what we're about to show you will give you nightmares.
These shocking pictures show the moment fishermen in waters off Japan picked up this gigantic great white shark after it choked to death on a sea turtle.
Fisherman Greg Vella has recounted how he came across the beast in a post on Facebook: "I was out commercial 'Ken Ken' style fishing for tuna when I heard chatter on the radio that there was a white shark swimming around with a big sea turtle in it's mouth.
"People started to joke about it, so I did not pay it any more attention. Then next day, it was found dead, near the bait receivers, tangled in some netting.
"The captains I interviewed who saw the mighty shark the day before, said it looked close to death, as it could not dislodge the giant turtle.
"The commercial guys were bummed as white sharks do not bother their commercial fishing, and most certainly do bother the things that eat our catch."
Gives off a literal meaning of the phrase 'biting off more than you can chew', right?
Greg said the shark weighed a little more than 2,000 kilograms (4,500 pounds/320 stone), meaning this was certainly a big shark.
Now, if you thought this one was big, check out this beast, nicknamed Deep Blue.
Mark Mohler and Kimberly Jeffries must have missed the memo about not mixing with great whites because when they happened to spot the biggest great white shark in the world they didn't follow the usual protocol, nope they jumped into the water to do a photo-shoot with the animal.
When the pair of divers saw Deep Blue they were desperate to take a closer look as the creature fed on a dead sperm whale, around nine miles from the coast off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, reports the MailOnline.
According to the Mirror, Deep Blue is thought to be around 50 years old and measures slightly less than 20ft long.
Experts believe she may be the largest ever seen and George Burgess, director emeritus of the International Shark Attack File at Florida Museum of Natural History, told ABC News: "It's a very big white shark, obviously.
"One of the largest that has ever been seen in the water. I'm not sure it's 20ft, I suspect it's a little less than that. Perhaps 18, 19 feet, if I were to guess. She's a big girl."
Deep Blue was spotted in Mexico around four years ago and was filmed by shark conservationist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla. The footage was then broadcast as part of Nat Geo Wild's 'Shark Week' programming.
Featured Image Credit: Greg Vella/Facebook