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Aussie Fisherman Finds 100kg Shark Head Bitten Clean Off By Something

Aussie Fisherman Finds 100kg Shark Head Bitten Clean Off By Something

It looks like there could be something huge and dangerous lurking in the ocean around Australia after a fisherman pulled the severed head of a mako shark up from the depths.

Trapman Bermagui - who also answers to Jason - dragged the 100kg head of the mako shark up from the deep off the coast of Sydney. Basically, it's been bitten clean off.

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Seriously, what is down there? Credit: Trapman Bermagui/Facebook
Seriously, what is down there? Credit: Trapman Bermagui/Facebook

That begs the question - what the hell is down there that can bite the head off a huge shark straight off?

Jason was out in his boat fishing in New South Wales when he made his grisly discovery. Is there a super-shark out there? Some sort of prehistoric megalodon? Perhaps not.

Whatever it is, it's got some bite on it.

Jason posted the grisly picture on his Facebook page next to a bloke, for scale. He wrote: "So this was all we got back of this monster mako. Unfortunately we didn't see what ate it but must of [sic] been impressive!! The head was about 100kg.

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"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."

To try to give this a bit of context, mako sharks can grow to up to 12 feet (nearly four metres) long and can weigh up to 570kg.

They're also the quickest sharks out there, capable of speeds approaching 50mph.

So, not that easy to catch, basically.

Would these jaws do the job? Credit: PA
Would these jaws do the job? Credit: PA

Let's try to narrow down the candidates for what could have taken this epic chunk out of such a big beast.

First off, let's rule out the megalodon. Unlike the Jason Statham film, we're unlikely to turn up a gigantic prehistoric shark. It's been extinct for some time now, anyway.

They were certainly big enough, mind. Up to 18 metres. If one of them takes a bite out of you, you're going to know about it.

More likely is the great white shark. Capable of reaching 20 feet (six metres) long, a great white is the most feared fish in the sea. It'd make short work of a mako if it took a fancy to the idea.

Great white shark - Look at this absolute unit. Credit: PA
Great white shark - Look at this absolute unit. Credit: PA

Naturally, folk on social media have got their own ideas. It's not impossible that it was more than one shark, or an orca (killer whale). Some even think it's a tiger shark.

We may never know. One thing's for certain, however.

There is no fucking way that anyone should be taking a dip around those waters unless they wanna end up like that mako shark.

Featured Image Credit: Trapman Bermagui/Facebook

Topics: News, Interesting, Weird, Animals, Australia

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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