VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite - WNCN: News, Weather

VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

Posted: Updated:
Clip of video from YouTube Clip of video from YouTube

One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.

The user says the Goliath Grouper was circling the black tip shark before snatching it up in one bite. The video was taken while the user was fishing off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida this month. The video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday and already has more than 13,000 views.

It appears the fisherman was out to catch the shark. The shark latched on to the fishing line with bait with the massive fish comes in out of no where, toward the end of the video.

Related: How well do you know Florida's saltwater fish?

Goliath grouper, also known as jewfish, is the largest of the Atlantic groupers. According to The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Goliath groupers can reach 800 pounds and over 8-feet long. The record caught in Florida is 680 pounds.

Goliath grouper are prohibited species, therefore any caught must be immediately returned to the water.

There are a number of videos posted on YouTube in which you see a Goliath grouper eat a small shark off an angler's rod.

Copyright 2014 WFLA. All rights reserved.


 

  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list

    Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:46:17 GMT
    Little Hudson. Image courtesy Hudson's Heart Community/FacebookLittle Hudson. Image courtesy Hudson's Heart Community/Facebook
    A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for mounting medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart, and they say they plan to donate any extra money to other families of children in need of organ transplants.
    A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for mounting medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart, and they say they plan to donate any extra money to other families of children in need of organ transplants.
  • 'Pointer Brothers' Gus and Travis have plenty of Instagram charm

    'Pointer Brothers' Gus and Travis have plenty of Instagram charm

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:08:17 GMT
    The Pointer Brothers on InstagramThe Pointer Brothers on Instagram
    If you have an Instagram account, you know how creative some of the photos can be.We came across this adorable pair of pooches, Gus and Travis, who are nicknamed "The Pointer Brothers".
    If you have an Instagram account, you know how creative some of the photos can be.We came across this adorable pair of pooches, Gus and Travis, who are nicknamed "The Pointer Brothers".
  • 10-year-old goldfish has surgery to remove tumor

    10-year-old goldfish has surgery to remove tumor

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:21:55 GMT
    George the goldfish had surgery to remove a tumor from his head (Photo courtesy Facebook/Lort Smith)George the goldfish had surgery to remove a tumor from his head (Photo courtesy Facebook/Lort Smith)
    The veterinarian who removed a tumor from 10-year-old George the goldfish says the surgery went "swimmingly."
    The veterinarian who removed a tumor from 10-year-old George the goldfish says the surgery went "swimmingly."
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.