Shark tries to eat a stunned fisherman’s engine as he frantically tries to get rid of it in encounter caught on video
- The 4ft-long lemon shark wrapped its teeth around motor and refused to let go
- James Munroe was fishing for barracuda off Current Island in Bahamas last week
- Even when he raised the engine from water it held on and showed off its teeth
A stubborn shark clung to a fisherman’s boat engine with its teeth and refused to let go.
The 4ft-long fish wrapped its jaw around the motor and hung on as the boat moved through the waters.
Even when fisherman James Munroe raised the engine out of the water to try and shake the shark off, it wouldn’t let go.
This lemon shark latched on to a boat motor off Current Island in the Bahamas last week
The 4ft-long shark wrapped its sharp teeth around the engine and refused to let go, even when the motor was raised out of the water
It even cracked a toothy smile as its head bobbed above the ocean.
Mr Munroe was fishing for barracuda off Current Island in the Bahamas last week when the lemon shark took the bait from his line.
The fisherman, who lives on the Bahaman island of Eleuthera, was just about to cut the fishing line to let the animal go when it suddenly came from the deep and latched onto the boat’s engine.
It appeared to show off its teeth as its head was pulled out of the ocean along with the engine
He captured the incredible moment the shark appeared to flash him a toothy grin as it held onto the engine.
His social media post has now racked up thousands of likes, shares and comments.
He said: ‘I was so shocked – I didn’t expect that at all. I cut the line and shook the engine slightly and he came off.’