Here is a strong candidate for the Darwin award of the week. This it what happens when an idiot picks a shark up by its tail.
The guys from TeamRebelFishing.com (who are usually making headlines for extreme angling stunts) are finally on the wrong side of angling community.
The group was on a shark fishing trip on the west coast of Florida recently, when they captured this small Atlantic sharpnose shark. One of the guys on the beach decided it was a good idea to grab this small, limber, pissed off specimen for release by grabbing it by its tail (the biggest no-no in shark fishing) and this little guy made him pay.
It isn’t the most brutal of shark bites, but I’m sure it left his leg and ego a bit sore. We get it, it isnt a great white taking down a swimmer off the coast of South Afica, but this just goes to show that people still make some bad decisions.
Stick to the big sharks guys, the little ones obviously aren’t working out for you.