Sharks are known to be the top predators in the ocean and there is no question as to why that is. These animals have jaws that could cut a limb in half and lock their teeth on the flesh of their prey. Many aquatic animals fear it and even humans know that sharks will bite hard and fast.
So it’s no shocker that sharks would taste whatever they meet in the ocean water. A well known prey of the sharks are seals but did you know there have been listed encounters where sharks ate something crazier than just seals? Read on and find out!
Well, lets start off with something really shocking. We’ve heard of sharks biting down on limbs but here is one freakier story. Sam Kellet, a 28 year-old teacher was out and about in the sea, free diving and spear fishing when he was attacked by a shark. According to witnesses, he was swallowed whole and only his free diving gear was recovered from the gruesome attack.
A video was uploaded on YouTube back in October 2016 where it showed a tiger shark attacking and eating a horned zebu cow. The video went viral and was picked up by numerous news channels around the globe.
In the book by “Shark Attack,” Sir Victor Coppleson recalls finding the head and foreleg of a pet bulldog complete with a collar around its next. According to him it’s the erratic way of paddling by the dogs that would attract sharks.
Yes, you would think that crocodiles and their thick green skin would be an unlikely menu for sharks. But when a giant crocodile head washed up in the shores of Sta. Lucia, South Africa you’d think twice.
A Polar Bear
It was a lucky find by scientists who were trying to investigate as to why there were declining numbers of harbor seals in Svalbard. The remains were found in the stomach of a Greenland shark. Scientist believed that the shark ate the carcass of the dead polar bear.
Larger sharks have been found to have dolphin remains in their stomach. Its no wonder though since sharks are predators and when they see food, they eat food.
A Tattooed Arm
A tiger shark that was captured and was transferred to an aquarium got sick for no apparent reason which eventually baffled the caretakers. Not too long after, the tiger shark disgorged a left forearm of a man with a tattoo on it – much to the surprise of the aquarium visitors and staff.
A female shark devours on another shark in the COEX Aquarium. Yes, sharks actually prey on other sharks. The bigger you are the more likely you are not gonna get eaten by another shark!