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Shocked Angler Helplessly Watches As Hammerhead Eats Tarpon Hooked off Florida Coast

Shocked Angler Helplessly Watches As Hammerhead Eats Tarpon Hooked Off The Florida Coast
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That helpless feeling you get when a hammerhead eats the tarpon you’ve got on the line…

William Osborne is a fishing charter captain based out of Anna Maria Island (near Tampa, Florida). On a recent fishing trip, he hooked a nice tarpon, but then things got a little more interesting than he would have liked. As the tarpon was being brought in, a monster hammerhead shark appeared nearby and started swimming around the boat, obviously interested in the tarpon. Then, the shark decided to turn it into lunch.

Watch the video to see what was left of the tarpon after the shark got ahold of it.

Pretty crazy right?

Osborne estimated the hammerhead to be about 13 feet long and weigh around 1,000 pounds. He also had another encounter with a hammerhead that bit a big chunk out of a different tarpon on the line a few days earlier and speculated the same shark was responsible for both attacks.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt and on Instagram The_Big_Game_Hunter

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Shocked Angler Helplessly Watches As Hammerhead Eats Tarpon Hooked off Florida Coast