Shocking moment a seagull swallows a small SHARK while strutting along a New Jersey beach
- Shocking moment a seagull gulps down an entire shark on a New Jersey beach
- Clip was captured by horrified couple as they walked along the sand this month
- The dogfish is seen wriggling desperately before the gull grabs it by the head
This is the shocking moment a seagull swallows a shark while strutting up and down a beach in New Jersey.
Caught by horrified onlookers, the bird is seen gulping down the wriggling predator in Ocean City after snatching it from the murky waters.
Last month a seagull seized a family’s pet chihuahua from outside their home in Paignton, Devon. It hasn’t been seen since.
This is the shocking moment a seagull swallows a shark while strutting up and down a beach in Ocean City, New Jersey
Video caught by horrified onlookers shows the gull beat the dogfish shark into the sand before gulping it down in one go
The gull is shown here holding up the shark, which is still alive, before swallowing it
The gruesome video shows the ice age bird flinging the dogfish shark from side to side before dumping it on the sand.
It wriggles desperately, trying to scramble away, before the gull picks it up by the head and swallows it in one.
Another seagull flaps in to try to grab the meal before the engorged bird flies away.
The clip was uploaded to social media last week by Rebecca Stout, who said that the shark was eaten despite the ‘plethora of food around’.
In the post, she also said her husband wanted to save the shark but decided against it because it would be interfering with nature.
The gruesome video shows the ice age bird flinging the dogfish shark from side to side before dumping it on the sand
The bird snatched the shark from murky waters before landing on the beach to swallow it
After gulping down the dogfish shark, the gull flew away. Dogfish are a small species of shark that feed on crabs, fish and worms in shallow waters
Dogfish are a small species of shark that inhabit coastal waters and generally grow to between four to five feet long.
They are not aggressive, feeding on crabs, fish, squids, worms and lobsters, among other animals.
This month seagulls have also been filmed pecking pigeons to death, attacking a two-year-old girl, and being fed a spiked chip which may have contained ecstasy.
Encyclopedia Britannica.com says that gulls are scavengers as well as expert thieves, and will often steal from other birds as well as beachgoers.
They are known to hunt insects, small fish and snatch garbage from ships. Some have also been seen making off with moles, and even rabbits.