Fisherman Who Found Huge Shark With Missing Head Makes Weird Discovery Inside

Remember the giant shark that had had its head bitten off?

Well, the fisherman who found it made a weird discovery while cutting the remaining meat off the giant fish...maybe even weirder than the fact that a massive shark had somehow had its head taken clean off. Because inside the shark's throat he found a 12inch Marlin bill.


Sharing a video to his YouTube channel Trapman Bermagui - also known as Jason - explained that when looking inside the animal he discovered that prior to it losing its head, it had clearly got into a bit of a ding-dong with a swordfish.

The original images of the Mako shark, which was found off the south coast of New South Wales in Australia, went viral after folk on social media tried to work out what could possibly have managed to chomp the shark's head off.

Sharing a video of the discovery on Facebook, Jason wrote: "This Mako obviously ate a smaller shark and while we were pulling it in, something else ate the Mako. When we were cutting what was left of the meat off the Mako, we discovered a big scar on the side of its head... when I looked inside the back of the head, I found a Marlin bill protruding from inside the throat of the shark.

"The entrance wound had healed over long ago and the shark has lived with this 12inch Marlin bill lodged in its throat for many years. Everything it has eaten since, would have rubbed past the point of the bill in its throat."

The slightly grim video shows the massive pointed bill sticking right through into the throat of the shark, which must have been a massive pain in the arse for it when it was alive.

A marlin bill was found inside the dead shark. Credit: Trapman Bermagui
A marlin bill was found inside the dead shark. Credit: Trapman Bermagui

Sharing a photo of the headless-shark, Jason wrote: "So this was all we got back of this monster Mako. Unfortunately, we didn't see what ate it but must have been impressive!! The head was about 100kg.

"It was a crazy morning of shark fishing. Hoping to catch smaller sharks but just hooked big sharks that got eaten by bigger sharks again."

As the sharks can measure up to a whopping 12ft, weigh 570kg and can travel at speeds of almost 50mph, whatever took it on and won must have been pretty bloody scary.

Featured Image Credit: Trapman Bermagui

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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