Shark Attack Surprises Kayak Fisherman

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:17 am

Shark Attack Surprises Kayak Fisherman

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Just as Jason Downs was about to land a 12-pound grouper, a bull shark made it a meal and angered the angler until he realized what just happened.

Kayak fisherman Jason Downs was hooked up to a 12-pound grouper off Navarre Beach on the Emerald Coast of Florida when a shark attack disrupted his dinner plans. A bull shark suddenly came up out of the water next to his kayak to attack and devour his hooked grouper, prompting a surprised Downs to react with a “Whoa!”

Downs suspected the shark first took a bite at the video’s 1:10 mark and then came back to finish off the meal moments later, leaving only the head:
Fortunately, Downs muted the video to hide his expletive-filled response to the shark attack on his catch.

“To be honest, my first reaction was anger,” Down explained in an email to GrindTV Outdoor. “The reason I muted the video after the shark took my grouper was not because I was cussing out of fear; it was because I was cussing at the shark for taking my grouper!
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What was left of the grouper after the shark attack; screen grab from video “Grouper are one of my favorite fish to eat, and due to them being tough fighters that live near structures on the bottom that can easily break you off, getting them up in a kayak is more of a challenge than it seems! I get this grouper up ‘out of his hole’ and this shark just comes along and helps himself to MY dinner, and that made me angry."

“However, in the unedited video, you can clearly see when it sank in. I sighed and let out a, ‘Holy [expletive].’ Then as I was retying my hook you can see my hands shaking, so yeah, after my initial feeling of anger, THEN that feeling of, ‘Boy that was really close’ sank in.”
So what did Downs do next?

He dropped down another bait and hooked the same shark, which towed him around for 10 to 15 minutes before he got it close to the kayak, where he cut it loose.
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:02 pm

Gee- whilikers! THAT was close!!!!!

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:55 pm

This inspires me to watch some JAWS movies tonight.
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:17 pm

Awesome! What a lucky man!
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