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Man filmed wrestling shark with his bare hands in Delaware

Man is filmed wrestling a shark with his bare hands at a Delaware beach before prying the animal’s mouth open to pose for photos

  • The man caught the shark at Delaware’s Cape Henlopen State Park Beach over the weekend
  • Video shot by an onlooker shows the man catching the shark with his hands and dragging the animal by its tail 
  • He wrestled with the shark for several seconds before being to grab its body 
  • He then pulled apart the shark’s mouth and showed it off to the crowd that had gathered by the shoreline 

A swimmer has been filmed wrestling a shark with his bare hands in the shallow waters of a Delaware beach before holding the animal’s mouth open to pose for photos.

The man caught the shark at the Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in the state’s south over the weekend. 

Video shot by an onlooker and obtained by Fox5 shows the man catching the shark with his hands and dragging the animal by its tail as a crowd of people gathered nearby.

Video shot by an onlooker shows the man catching the shark with his hands at the Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in Delaware over the weekend

The man wrestled with the shark for several seconds before being to grab its body.

He then pulled apart the shark’s mouth and showed it off to the crowd that had gathered by the shoreline.

Multiple bystanders could be heard commenting on the size of the shark.

‘Wow, that’s a big a** shark,’ one woman could be heard saying.

Onlookers said the man released the shark back into the water.

The man caught the shark at the Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in the state's south over the weekend

The man wrestled with the shark for several seconds before being to grab its body

The man caught the shark at the Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in the state’s south over the weekend. The man wrestled with the shark for several seconds before being to grab its body

He then pulled apart the shark's mouth and showed it off to the crowd that had gathered by the shoreline. Multiple bystanders could be heard commenting on the size of the shark

He then pulled apart the shark’s mouth and showed it off to the crowd that had gathered by the shoreline. Multiple bystanders could be heard commenting on the size of the shark

The video cuts off before showing the release of the animal.

It wasn’t immediately clear what type of shark the man caught.  

Delaware’s Fish and Wildlife department prohibits the capture of sandbar, bull, dusky and sand tiger sharks.

Those specific breeds are not allowed to be removed from the water and must be immediately released to ensure maximum probability of survival, according to the department’s website.

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